Hi, this is my first post here and submission to the photo critique, so hopefully I'm doing this right :) I took this shot when visitng family in Slovenia for Christmas and NY just before the dreadful pandemic hit, so it was also the last time I was able to visit Lake Bled. I got up really early that day because the forecast said there will be some scaterred clouds and clear skies in the east. Unfortunately my plan to shoot the lake and the church on the island with great skies didn't pan out, I decided to stay around and walk around the lake, because there was beautiful mist rising from the water due to very cold morning (I think it was around -15C). On my way back to the car just a bit after the sun rose, I noticed a few swans not around 100m from the shore just where the rising sun hit the water. In order to get this shot I had to climb down the failry steep shore and then balance myself on a root of nearby bush that was sticking out just a bit. I wanted to get the swan backlit by the beautiful morning light with the church in the background. The sun was just outside the frame on the right. I waited for the bird to start flapping its wings for the perfect shot. I also really like that there's still some mist over the water and the ripples around the swan. Some technical details: Shot on Nikon Z7 with Nikkor Z 24-70 f4 Aperture: f11 Shutter Speed: 1/320 ISO: 100 I've exposed for the highlights and brought bakc the shadow detail in post. Edited with LR and PS.