Lake Bled

A couple of years ago myself and four friends headed to the Faroe Islands for some photography. This year we traveled to Slovenia in hope of some epic scenes — and boy did it deliver!

First on our list of locations was the gorgeous Lake Bled; which thanks to some excellent planning was mere minutes from our accommodation.

This gorgeous alpine lake is home to the only natural island in Slovenia, which houses a stunning church that is frequently used for weddings. To the left is Bled Castle overlooking the surrounding area.

Blue Hour

After arriving on Sunday evening we quickly rested our heads and set the alarm for 04:30. The forecast showed zero wind which meant the likelihood of reflections was extremely high.

Once we arrived at the lake and saw the mirror-like reflections, we knew we were in for something special. What we didn’t expect, however, was the sky to erupt in colour.

Golden Hour

Standing here, with only the sound of birds singing and the odd ripple of fish, we couldn't have asked for better conditions.

Side Light

After photographing the fiery sky we explored the southern edge of the lake to view the church and castle from a different perspective. Despite the sun being well up in the sky, the light was still beautifully soft.