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Mystical Sunrise & Lake in Mountains.

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stuarthowarth PRO
 
stuarthowarth December 25, 2014
Wow!!! This has to be one of the best shots of this I have seen. Great view point!!!
alekrivec PRO
 
alekrivec December 26, 2014
Thank you :)
sadetutka
 
sadetutka January 23, 2015
Stellar photo! Where is this place?
alekrivec PRO
 
alekrivec January 24, 2015
Thank you:). This is Bled Island. One of the most beautiful places in Slovenia.
travelfaraway
 
travelfaraway February 03, 2015
Oh...I've been there and it is beautiful...and you captured it perfectly.
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer February 03, 2015
Such a magical spot on Lake Bled, just love it!
alekrivec PRO
 
alekrivec February 05, 2015
Thanks everyone for the nice words :)
clareparsons
 
clareparsons February 05, 2015
dreamy
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 07, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold February 08, 2015
Amazing!
trivedidarshan
 
trivedidarshan March 03, 2015
Its a dreamland ! superb shot !
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer March 05, 2015
Wow! That is awesome!
SafariShootS
 
SafariShootS March 11, 2015
Looks like it it just floating there.... well done..... superb work.
alekrivec PRO
 
alekrivec March 11, 2015
Thanks everyone for the comments :)
EphremA
 
EphremA March 11, 2015
Wow! Wow! Wow! What a GREAT SHOT IS IT?! A temple on the cloud. Great Work.
stevejackson
 
stevejackson March 12, 2015
Laputa!!
panjok2
 
panjok2 March 12, 2015
WOW WOW WOW!!! My first thought was that the island was floating with reverse worlds! What a great shot and one of the best I have seen this year!
Bannekh
 
Bannekh March 15, 2015
great shot
LuCreations PRO+
 
LuCreations March 20, 2015
You have truly captured some of the beauty of this country that my Father-in-law speaks of all the time! This is a beautiful photo!
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac March 23, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
KoralC PRO
 
KoralC March 23, 2015
Incredible!
Great shot!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo March 24, 2015
Looks like it's floating! Superb shot. Congrats on being a Finalist!
alekrivec PRO
 
alekrivec March 25, 2015
Thanks again everyone, this is just the photography where everything from conditions to a great motif were just perfect :)
Peterbaureiss
 
Peterbaureiss March 30, 2015
Unreal. a floating island! love this.
lulu2
 
lulu2 April 15, 2015
awesome pic,looks like a wonderful place
barbarapettibone
 
barbarapettibone April 15, 2015
Exquisite -- makes me think of Avalon, other mystical places.
Zilyram
 
Zilyram May 07, 2015
Wow what an amazing photo straight out of a fairytale must be an exquisite place to visit
kunriyanto
 
kunriyanto May 10, 2015
great capture
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita May 12, 2015
magical!
Jazz
 
Jazz May 20, 2015
Beautiful voted
sallycarey PRO+
 
sallycarey May 21, 2015
Fantastic!!! Congratulations on being a Finalist!
sarahvrdoljak PRO+
 
sarahvrdoljak May 22, 2015
HOLY COW! Amazing shot! :)
vickiswitalariley
 
vickiswitalariley May 30, 2015
Beautiful
gabikhler
 
gabikhler June 22, 2015
Mystic and amazing capture
graceheather48
 
graceheather48 June 29, 2015
Superb :)
misterG
 
misterG July 09, 2015
Lepa slika! :)
joshcronch
 
joshcronch July 09, 2015
Wow!! EXCELLENT photo!!
Angana
 
Angana July 10, 2015
Unbelievably stunning.
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 August 19, 2015
There is not much I can add in the way of comment except" AMAZING"!
KCraine
 
KCraine August 20, 2015
Stunning capture!!
ToddGirouxPhoto PRO+
 
ToddGirouxPhoto August 20, 2015
This is great. Looks just like a small mystical cloud island where the princess lives. The shooter (you) being the boy who knows his love is in there but must figure out a clever way of getting to her!! Perfect placement and weather to boot!! Absolutely fabulous!!
bartwebb
 
bartwebb August 20, 2015
I don't know we're this is but it's awesome!!!great photo.
Achiu Premium
 
Achiu September 01, 2015
Like a fairy chateau
OneNineNineSix
 
OneNineNineSix September 30, 2015
Amazing! please check out the bio in my profile, and anyone who see this comment, I am starting a Photographic Team, please read my bio to be a part of something new and great
flipstar
 
flipstar October 06, 2015
at first look i thought about a fineart work.. :) .. great job and good use composition. i dislike the bright colors inside the tree branches on the left
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre October 07, 2015
wonderful!
ChixPixPhotography PRO
 
ChixPixPhotography October 09, 2015
Great capture. I love that you were able to frame this with a foreground element while still including the entire reflection. Even with the reflection, I can't help but think of the song "Castle on a Cloud" from Les Miserables. :)
tiffanyalbertbrown PRO+
 
tiffanyalbertbrown October 12, 2015
So very Awesome!
carriebethbrown
 
carriebethbrown December 28, 2015
I always wanted to live someplace or visit someplace magical like this but never knew it existed in reality. No words to describe the beauty and majesty of this amazing island!
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 07, 2016
Love this!
LeannRardin PRO+
 
LeannRardin February 03, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
LeannRardin PRO+
 
LeannRardin February 03, 2016
Absolutly Stunning!! Breathtking!
TimelessBeautybyDana
 
TimelessBeautybyDana April 03, 2016
Looks like a town in the clouds. A floating island. I can visualize a beanstalk rising towards it.
Brings to mind fairy tales.
Great shot!
HJosey PRO
 
HJosey July 06, 2016
Speechless....This is absolutely beautiful!!
daniellegleasonillich Premium
 
daniellegleasonillich July 21, 2016
I've never even heard of Slovenia and I want to go just because of this photo!!! OMG I wish I had your eye and talent!
ChasingShadows PRO+
 
ChasingShadows August 17, 2016
Wonderful shot!
Ch3Rpi
 
Ch3Rpi August 23, 2016
Superb shot!
troyratliff
 
troyratliff November 14, 2016
Amazing use of reflection !!!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair November 15, 2016
Amazing!
irenekuizenga
 
irenekuizenga November 15, 2016
O, What a beauty!!!
joshiperera
 
joshiperera March 26, 2017
incredible image !
annefleming
 
annefleming April 19, 2017
This is awesome. I thought it was a floating island at first!
tappleby
 
tappleby May 24, 2017
Spectacular
Ecampbell7 PRO+
 
Ecampbell7 June 05, 2017
Perfect.
gianphotography
 
gianphotography August 26, 2017
Uno scatto davvero incredibile. Strepitosa!
Jadekerridibb
 
Jadekerridibb October 09, 2017
Stunning image :)
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe January 13, 2018
Absolutely stunning!
Transformer1108
 
Transformer1108 February 06, 2018
This is magical...great shot!
johnbarnes_3189
 
johnbarnes_3189 February 17, 2018
Unbelievably amazing shot!
RiViCo PRO+
 
RiViCo February 28, 2018
Masterpiece indeed
KerstinJellback
 
Looks like a scene from Avatar. The island is flooting in several ways. A dream scene.
coolspider PRO+
 
coolspider Oct 11
awesome
jasonpong Premium
 
jasonpong Nov 01
Amazing shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph from a well known view point of lake Bled, Ojstrica. It offers a spectacular view of lake Bled, island, castle and surrounding mountains.
Time
It was crystal clear that morning when I checked the weather conditions and it looked like I would have perfect light to take some nice images of Bled. But as I arrived in the vicinity of the town the fog was so thick I could barely see anything. I was dissapointed at first, but soon realized that if Ojstrica is above the fog I could get some spectacular shots. Especially if the fog would slowly lift at the sunrise (which fortunately it did). I made it to the top just before the magic started to happen.
Lighting
I was thoroughly impressed by the view, it was like a painter would constantly change his mood. Fog was dragging over the countryside and at times it seemed to me that through the white veil I can see the outlines of the church. Just a moment later it seemed like a blurred illusion. Over and over again, until the “painter” finally revealed his picture.
Equipment
The equipment used is as following: - Nikon D800 - tripod - AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm
Inspiration
Ojstrica is one of the most popular locations to take photographs of Bled and many postcards and posters were made on this exact spot. Girlfriend once showed me this location and I decided on the spot that I just have to capture a sunrise from here. I visualized the light and how it would first lick the mountain top and then progress slowly towards the castle and the church.
Editing
The raw image was pretty good but ofcourse some post-processing was done. I increased the clarity a bit, added some saturation and lighten up the dark parts.
In my camera bag
The equipment I usually carry is: - Nikon D800 - tripod - AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm - AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm - several gradual filters - cleaning kit
Feedback
I would like to say that I planned this and that I expected this kind of weather conditions, but the truth is I was very lucky that day. When I woke up the sky was clear and it seemed like just another sunny morning. So the only advice I can give is that you just go outside and photograph as much as you can. You never know when spectacular conditions will present themself :).

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