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I made this shot on some misty morning at lake Bled. Fog was just in the right place at the right time. This is the second version of this image, the first one ...
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I made this shot on some misty morning at lake Bled. Fog was just in the right place at the right time. This is the second version of this image, the first one can be found here and was uploaded last year:

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moniqueelferink
 
moniqueelferink August 20, 2015
A fairytale! Lovely!
docksnflipflops
 
docksnflipflops August 21, 2015
this photo is a masterpiece, I see the b/w version as well, but honeslty I prefer the colour version by far. The soft hues and almost cotton candy texture that the colour one has lends itself to the fairytale story so well. both are fantastic photos but the colour one wins with me by far. Great capture.
marianovak
 
marianovak August 22, 2015
Beautiful capture, one of my favourite places to visit when we are back home in Slovenia ????????????
TammyCook
 
TammyCook September 02, 2015
Absolutely beautiful
mazenmikati
 
mazenmikati September 14, 2015
Mythical!!!
JohnWaldronImages PRO
 
JohnWaldronImages October 08, 2015
Absolutely beautiful composition! Very creative and original!
claycoleman
 
claycoleman October 08, 2015
Wow!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 November 14, 2015
Stunning capture!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana December 02, 2015
Fantastic!
Ken_Shurget
 
Ken_Shurget February 26, 2016
Impact!!
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 January 16, 2017
Beautiful shot. Fairytale look to this one.
MsElaine
 
MsElaine May 17, 2017
Gorgeous
Smert
 
Smert August 30, 2017
Magical and awe inspiring
Corylee75
 
Corylee75 July 16, 2018
Beautiful!!
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 25, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😄
eveshelby PRO
 
eveshelby Mar 31
Hi Mario. This photo is an absolute masterpiece... an incredible capture that makes me feel I'm lost in a dream! Where is this? Some day I'd love to see it in person!
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alekrivec Apr 02
Thanks, this is Lake Bled in Slovenia.

Behind The Lens

Location
This is an image of the island at Lake Bled. It's one of the most iconic locations in Slovenia. Viewpoint from where the photograph was taken is Ojstrica hill and is just a short 15-minute hike from the lake's coastline.
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. So it was very early in the morning when I made my way towards Bled.
Lighting
As I arrived in the vicinity of Bled the fog was so thick I could barely see anything. I was disappointed 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.
Equipment
I used Nikon D800 with Nikkor 28-300mm lens. It's a handheld shot at about 100mm. I didn't use any other special gear.
Inspiration
A friend told me about this viewpoint which I never visited before (it has become extremely popular in the last 2-3 years). So one morning I just decided to take a few images from there as images of Bled are always great even if the conditions are not extraordinary.
Editing
I did some standard processing by adding some vibrancy, adjusting the curve and colors. I added a bit of extra sharpness because the shot was a bit soft.
In my camera bag
I usually carry two cameras with me, one with 28-300 lens and the other with 14-24 so I can switch faster between wide angle and close up shots. Or I will have one camera mounted on a tripod to shoot time-lapse (most of the times the wide angle lens) and I will run around with the tele-lens and try to capture different compositions.
Feedback
I think the trickiest part is to actually catch great conditions. The location and composition are very straightforward. The best time for fog is usually in autumn time when you also have lovely colors in the foreground.

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