Articles by Marius Scarlat

From ecstasy to agony and then to harmony

Although photography is just a hobby for me, there have been many moments in which I took it too seriously. For example, when I posted some of my photos and got criticism. Although I really enjoyed what I had gained, the criticism of certain rules of composition, lighting, processing, etc. were affecting me too much and finally I did not enjoy my own composition. I took criticism much too personal and I was getting stuck, giving up photography, at least for a while. I really realized this process... continue reading

Taking a break

I often felt the need to take a break from making or processing photos. Every time I took that break I felt guilty and forced myself to make or process more photos but everything was going very hard and I made many mistakes. Finally, I took the necessary break by focusing on other ongoing or interrupted activities.After a while (a day or two, a few months) I was returning to photography with love and resentment. Something had changed all this time and I did not know what. Although I was... continue reading

Climbing Equipment

In the practice of mountain climbing and sport climbing, we meet enormously many risks that can be minimized using a good quality equipment and a suitable climbing technique. A person who practices these mountain activities must be physically healthy and, above all, mentally prepared. Prudence and boldness must be in a good balance, combined with the presence of spirit, determination and analysis ability in critical situations. It is advisable to carry out a thorough medical check-up at least once... continue reading

Trekking story

In the previous blog I wrote about things that make us recharge our batteries. So, here is a short story about a trekking escape that I have done recently.The most convenient (time and distance) trails are in the Bucegi Mountains, which are part of the Romanian Carpathians.  Whether by car or train, we can reach the bottom of the route in two and a half hours. This is a pretty fast way to escape to nature, leaving behind the city tumult.  So, there I was, with my friends, in Busteni... continue reading

Recharging batteries

In order to "function" at full capacity at work, at home or in any other activity that involves physical and/or psychical effort, most of the humans need to do something to "recharge their batteries". So, what is there to be done? A lot of things:Oversleeping       Power napping       Couch surfing       Fishing       Barbecue       Hanging out with friends       Meditation       Concerts       Traveling       Rafting  ... continue reading

Rucar - Bran Passage from Romania

Situated between Bucegi Mountains and King's Stone Mountains, the Rucar-Bran Passage is one of the most spectacular natural views in Romania. This passage links the countiesof Brasov and Arges from Brasov city to Campulung Muscel city.Along this passage you can find many tourist objectives like: Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Dambovicioara Gorges and Cave, Dambovita Gorges and someBran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in... continue reading

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