Photo of the Day Contest
Mirror by Ivan Janko
Sunday, 6th April 2008


by Ivan Janko

Mirror Location: Bolivia
Equipment: Nikon D50
Ivan Janko
MY first real travel expedition was in 1997 across Scandinavia. But the funny story is, that I have just a small automatic camera and couple of films. Next trip in 1998 to Spain and Portugal was very similar. The change cam in 1999 when I found a father old Praktica camera from East Germany. I start make a slide's and just a try a discover how work the light! The real big change come in 2000 when I buy my very first real Nikon camera whit two good lens. All was just a start, because my first travel report in some magazine was printed in 2001, but nothing special. Next year 2002 I leave the Slovakia and move to London. Just for couple of mounts. Learn the English and save some money. After all I fly to New Zealand and that was great. Almost all year, not only travel - but I visit many amazing places. From land of kiwi bird I fly to Australia and make a trip from Sydney do Darwin. In 2003 I come back to home and start the journalist career. The first jobs was in small local Bratislava newspaper Vecernik, but after short time I move to lifestyle magazine Markiza, where I start write a travel story's. After year I move to biggest publishing house 7 PLUS where I have a job like travel writer for lifestyle magazine Brejk. In 2006 start in our company the daily newspaper Plus 1 den, where I am from first minute. Travel is my lifestyle and hobby - also the work. So I am lucky man. At this time I visit 66 countries around the world. But I hope, that this is still just start!

Mirror by Ivan Janko was photo of the day on Sunday, 6th April 2008. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.



6th April 2008 at 6:17 am

Great shot! Totally surreal!

6th April 2008 at 8:40 am

Excellent composition. Love the mirroreffect, the small car and persons and the great empty void. Good colors aswell.

6th April 2008 at 9:05 am

great shot indeed!!…….. what is the surface made of?……


6th April 2008 at 9:19 am

Love the effect/ artistically creative.

6th April 2008 at 9:30 am

Excellent minimalist compo, the nice blue sky, the small car. Indeed a surrealistic feeling.


6th April 2008 at 9:32 am

Wonderful pic. I love it so much…

6th April 2008 at 9:51 am

Ou la la… Amazing


6th April 2008 at 10:17 am

great shot ivan
it seems to be so quiet there .
i love such place
good luck

6th April 2008 at 11:06 am

Many thank for your comment. This picture I made in Bolivia in december 2007. On the biggest salt desert on the Earth – Salar de Uyuni. The secret is a water on ground, because 1 day before my visit was a big storm and the water going very slowly to salt. And combination whit white desert and blue sky is perfect mirror… more my pictures from bolivia you can find on my web in travel report

6th April 2008 at 1:43 pm

A surreal vision. Beautiful.

Daniel M

6th April 2008 at 2:19 pm

Wow, such an amazing picture!
Its almost as if your flying!
Well done.


6th April 2008 at 3:02 pm

Thank you for writing back, Ivan! I will check out your website. The reflection was really stunning. It seems as if the sky will go on forever.

6th April 2008 at 3:41 pm

Great effect; very nice shot.


6th April 2008 at 6:00 pm

What a beautiful shot! You are lucky to be doing all that traveling!


6th April 2008 at 8:42 pm

Whoa ways!!!!! That is just amazing. I love the color. Great shot! EZ

7th April 2008 at 2:06 am

Amazing, like floating on top of the world!

7th April 2008 at 2:45 am

The vehicle & people seem to be in mid air.
Super Shot,Ivan

My compliments to you on the English language.Great!


7th April 2008 at 7:24 am

Wonder optical effect.

7th April 2008 at 8:45 am

Many thanks again for all your comment. And for IVANA: I love traveling and my first big trip was in summer 1997 – Scandinavia. But I hope, that this is still just a start. And nobody believe me – that in firts two years I dont taka any pictures. I start learn photography in 1999 and first couple of year was all this just like expensive hobby.

Sue Gagnon

7th April 2008 at 11:01 pm

Cool!! I really like this, and I am very proud of you, not only for this shot, but also your English progress and your efforts! YAY!! Applause!

8th April 2008 at 8:52 am



8th April 2008 at 11:39 am

Your story is an inspiration to us all. Beautiful as the photo – good job :)


8th April 2008 at 8:33 pm

Different but i really like it! well done Ivan!

10th April 2008 at 1:27 am

Excellent! Love the effect – you used nature to compose this beautifully!

23rd April 2008 at 8:22 am



1st May 2008 at 1:18 am

took a wrong turn and ended up in heaven

Peter Cooney

4th May 2008 at 9:37 pm

You must give me some tips about how to be so lucky, your reflection is great.

15th May 2008 at 10:18 am

Well Peter – its just lucky moment…


25th July 2008 at 2:58 am



5th April 2009 at 10:21 am

Wondeful shot, you certainly have a eye for great captures.

6th April 2010 at 3:19 pm

Great shot Ivan!

8th November 2010 at 1:12 am

In the clouds :)

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