Bled 01

Lake Bled at Sunrise, Slovenia

Lake Bled at Sunrise, Slovenia

Lake Bled is a beautiful lake in the Julian Alps, about 35 km or 22 miles from the Slovenian capital city Ljubljana. It is one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist destinations. The town of Bled is located on the eastern shore of the lake, and this is where I stayed.

To get to this spot on the opposite side of the lake before sunrise I rented a bicycle from the hotel where I was staying. It was still pitch dark and the receptionist was quite surprised: “You want to rent a bike, now, at night?”. “Yes, sure, why not.”- I answered. This is one of the photos that I took then.

Yes, the photo is photoshopped a little. The contrast between the sky and the dark areas was extreme, so I had to blend two exposures to avoid shadows and highlights clipping.

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