This spot I visited a few weeks earlier. The light was harsh but I could see the potential for a good shot. To make advantage of good quality light I had to be there early in the morning. The signs were good this week, almost no wind and a good change on ground mist. The later stood not completely up to the expectations but still, the morning was almost perfect. On my way to this spot a saw a lot of dear and rabbits. Upon arrival I quickly made my composition and made the shot. The first shot of the series was the best due to visible mist on the lake. When the sun rose the mist disappeared and it became cloudy.
Shot taken at approx. 05:35 hrs in the morning. Gitzo GT5542LS tripod with Acra-Swiss P0 ball head. Canon 5DII with 16-35mm lens at ISO 100, 16mm, f/14, 2/3 stop over exposure, Lee 0.6 grad filter, live view for accurate composition and cable release.