A Different View of Bled Castle

By Ian Middleton

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A different view of Lake Bled’s hilltop castle and Mount Begunjščica, one of the peaks of the Karavanke Mountains. Slovenia.

Getting different perspectives of Lake Bled is always a challenge, as it’s probably the most photographed location in Slovenia. However, I do love a challenge. I’d been eyeing this composition for years, because it’s a view you get as you walk down the road from the Bled Jezero train station. Finally, this time when I passed the conditions were favourable for a shot.

It’s difficult because of all the trees in the foreground and having to use a long lens to get close to it all. This was shot at a focal length of 330mm, handheld. At this focal length it’s hard to get any depth of field, so the foreground trees are blurry if you focus on the castle, which of course is what I wanted to do. Thankfully though, for a brief moment those blurry trees were thrown into shade which then helps to hide them and focus the attention directly in the castle and the mountain behind.

For this shot I used the following Canon equipment:
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

A different view of Lake Bled's hilltop castle and Mount Begunjščica, one of the peaks of the Karavanke Mountains. Slovenia.

Equipment used for this shot

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