After the loss of my camera in Italy, I used our friend's standby Olympus.Not as good as my Konica Minolta, but better than not having a camera at all.
The following information is from Wikipedia. I shall just add that the weather was lovely and the place so restful after our hectic peregrinations in Italy.
Bled (German: Veldes) is a municipality in northwestern Slovenia in the region of Upper Carniola. The area, within the Julian Alps, is a popular tourist destination.
Bled is known for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle. The town is also known in Slovenia for its vanilla-and-cream pastry called kremna rezina ("cream slice") or kremšnita.
Naturopath Arnold Rikli (1823–1906) from Switzerland contributed significantly to the development of Bled as a health resort in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Due to its mild climate, Bled has been visited by aristocratic guests from all across the world. Today it is an important convention centre and tourist resort, offering a wide range of sport activities (golf, fishing, horseback-riding) and is a starting point for mountain treks and hikes especially within the nearby Triglav National Park.
A small island in the middle of the lake is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church; visitors frequently ring its bell for good luck. Human traces from prehistory have been found on the island. Before the church was built, there was a temple consecrated to Živa, the Slavic goddess of love and fertility. One can get to the island on a traditional wooden row barge called Pletna. The island on Lake Bled has 99 steps. A local tradition at weddings is for the husband to carry his new bride up these steps, during which the bride must remain silent.
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dta (52250) 2011-11-25 2:51
Hello Klaudio ,
In this so famous place , the lake is not always a perfect mirror , the must for the photographer . But you ve found here a lovely POV to compose the picture . The mood is fine , especially with the presence of the fishermen in the little boat .
pajaran (36906) 2011-11-25 3:31
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o lepom jezeru ...
Bio sam na Bledskom jezeru dok smo jos bili SFR Jugoslavija, ostao mi je u lepom esecanju.
Dobar rad i prikaz lepog jezera sa crkvom, lepa fotografija.
Moje cestitke na dobrom prikazu lepim bojama.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Kod nas je tmuran i hladan dan.
jhm (123140) 2011-11-25 4:22
A very quiet image with the church tower lovely in middle of the picture.
Wonderful panoramic image with a wonderful area.
Composition and presentation are very well. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
alin-m (3716) 2011-11-25 7:12
Very beautiful scape.The church between mountains and water look wonderful.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-25 7:30
A good display of colors and sharpness.
Nice deep light.
holmertz (27216) 2011-11-25 7:30
Lake Bled is obviously a paradise for photographers. It's just a matter of finding the perfect angle for this lovely view. You did well to include the two men calmly fishing from their boat. To my mind they add that litte extra something to the composition. The reflections of the church aren't bad either.
PaulVDV (15365) 2011-11-25 9:32
The natural beauty of the lake and the surrounding forested mountain slopes go well with the idyllic charm of the small island with the church.
I like the long white reflections in the blue water and the almost silhouettes of the people in the boat.
Best regards, Paul
Gerrit (43745) 2011-11-25 9:37
What a gorgeous place it is. Great shot wioth that little boat with the fishermen.
The light is fantastic.
Been there once, the rain was falling down all the time.
JFS (32429) 2011-11-25 12:05
Beautiful postcard of this breathless scenery so well captured by your camera. My compliments!
japiey (10163) 2011-11-26 2:29
Namaste Klaudio ~
A well balance in handling light and tones.
Enjoy the weekend.
cagla (3716) 2011-11-27 2:05
Dobar dan Klaudio, for me this is a proof of what some experts say, a good photograph is not a product of good equipments but of a pair of good eyes and a big heart. The scenery is very impressive probably because I love lakes and their usual calm atmosphere. It also reminds me of Kotor's dramatic bays. Wonderful light and saturation, the sharpness of the fishing boat at the golden one third made it very tasty. Congrats.
cornejo (18714) 2011-12-03 11:23
Hello Klaudio, I like this pretty picture of this lovely island in a wonderful setting, a great shot very well composed and clearly, and pretty good job well done, congratulations. Good night and happy Sunday. Tfs.
Uhu (8347) 2011-12-27 9:50
Oh, that's a very good photo of a place I have vizited once! You were quite lucky with the weather, too.