The Gem of the Julian Alps – Slovenia

Jan 18, 2019

Lorelei Frey

How the Photo was Taken

I used a DSLR Canon EOS 100D with a circular polarized filter. No other photo alterations. I used the Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM lens with an exposure time 1/60 sec and a focal length of 39 and an F-stop of 1/10.

Photo Location

On May 27, 2017, my husband and I visited Lake Bled, Slovenia as part of the first day of our honeymoon. I took this photo while walking along the shore southern shore of the lake, along Kidričeva cesta road. I saw Bled Lake peaking out between the trees and I snapped the photo with the trees framing the lake. The water was the perfect shade of turquoise and the perfect summer blue sky shone brightly over Bled Island with the Julian Alps in the background.

About the Author

Lorelei Frey

I’m an American expat living in Germany with a serious addiction to adorable half-timbered houses, fairy tale towns and castles. I may have an unwritten rule with my husband that at least once a month, we have to explore somewhere new to satisfy my restless feet syndrome!

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2 responses to “The Gem of the Julian Alps – Slovenia

  1. I was there in 1985, when it could have been a problem to be there. I was stationed in Mainz, Germany, and my parents flew to Europe to vacation with me. The first thing I was asked when we arrived at the Campingplatz was: “Why did you want to come here”. The war was yet to start, but the problems were heating up. Lake Bled is one of the prettiest places on earth, and I can tell you that’s true, because I was stationed in Germany for nearly eight years and I was able to see a lot. The little boats, rowed by a boatman out to the island was incredible. I have a passel of photos of the lake and local environs. Greg

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