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Lake Bled



I was waiting eagerly for the first cold winter morning after the snowy day. Finally the conditions were just as I wanted them to be. Still lake, beautiful pink...
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I was waiting eagerly for the first cold winter morning after the snowy day. Finally the conditions were just as I wanted them to be. Still lake, beautiful pink-purple morning tones, snow on the trees and some fog for mystic atmosphere.
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17 Comments | Report
OddnyAlberts
 
OddnyAlberts April 13, 2016
Like a fairytale ??
LindaMeets
 
LindaMeets April 14, 2016
Beautiful :)
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick April 14, 2016
Excellent photo, your wait was worth it.
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson April 15, 2016
This is a fabulous capture - fairytale setting.
essjpee
 
essjpee April 15, 2016
Bled in summer is wonderful, Bled in winter must be truly enchanting. Your picture is superb.
heureka
 
heureka April 15, 2016
It must have been cold to wait for this moment of the fairy tale, but it was worthy.
andreahuls
 
andreahuls April 19, 2016
Magical!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 27, 2016
Gorgeous capture! Congrats.
melissa0313
 
melissa0313 June 17, 2016
Fantastic image!
MaryMarie PRO+
 
MaryMarie July 06, 2016
Such a majestic image~ :)
valentinavelasko PRO
 
valentinavelasko July 12, 2016
Gorgeous! I've been to Slovenia as a child and Bled is always recognisable in photos.
bojanacehovin
 
bojanacehovin July 15, 2016
Bravo naši ;)
JoseFSandoval PRO
 
JoseFSandoval July 17, 2016
This is a masterpiece!
httppluto
 
httppluto April 03, 2017
This looks like it came straight out of a scene from a fairytale movie!! Fantastic job ????????
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 May 28, 2017
Beautiful photo
page_pierce-kuepper_6969
 
page_pierce-kuepper_6969 October 11, 2017
This is the most beautiful photo I have ever seen.
karanbhandari700
 
karanbhandari700 October 12, 2017
Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at one of the most stunning places in Slovenia, lake Bled.
Time
Winter morning at lake Bled is what I was waiting all winter.
Lighting
The soft purple/pink light gives a very fairytale like atmosphere which was exactly what I was looking for.
Equipment
Nikon D800 + Nikkor 28-120mm lens + tripod
Inspiration
I was waiting eagerly for the first cold winter morning after the snowy day. Finally the conditions were just as I wanted them to be. Still lake, beautiful pink/purple morning tones, snow on the trees and some fog for mystic atmosphere.
Editing
I do normal post processing in lightroom: - correct the WB if necessary - I adjusted colors a bit to emphasize the purple tones for a more fairy tale look. - I adjusted the curve to bring out the details in shadows and tone the highlights down a bit
In my camera bag
- Nikon D800 - Nikkor 14-24mm lenses - Nikkor 28-120mm lens - Sigma macro 105mm lens - tripod
Feedback
Well the hardest part with this image is to wait for perfect conditions. Since winters are getting warmer, days like this are very rare. In the last few winters, there was maybe 3 or 4 days like this at lake Bled. This year, this was the only day the conditions were exactly as i wanted them.

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