The serenity of this photo is so strong it radiates in waves. The lake looks so calm and perfect, the water gentle and soothing. The reflection on the surface of the lake looks so stunningly impressive it feels impossible even, to a degree.
The landscape is so excellently chosen and the perspective exquisite. The composition is just right - with everything in place and beautifully settled. The mountain ranges in the background are eye-catching, stunning in their beauty and yet daunting - so tall and so bold. The glimpse of the forest given certainly makes us wish to see it all and definitely intrigues us.
What lies beyond the photo? Where will the forest take us? How more beautiful could it be?
Wow! that is a beautiful shot. I recently took a short course in composition and I can see some great uses of compositional elements here, thanks for sharing (Thank you for giving the location as well, I might have to plan a road trip down here in the future)
I've hiked alone in bear country. Typically if you don't bother them, and you don't have something like a chicken or smoked salmon in your backpack, they leave you alone. but you do need to give them a wide berth.
i live in the middle of europe,we donīt have so much wilderness here. we donīt have bears around only a few wolfes and lynxes. for me you are a really brave, i would be very scared alone in the wilderness - specially at night.
People have gotten mauled. What the circumstances were, I don't really know, but the common thread in a lot of those instances is that the victim usually says "I was just minding my own business."
That usually means they approached the bear, or didn't yield territory to it, and wanted to chance an encounter with a creature that is several times their weight, highly intelligent, and highly aggressive.
That's a recipe for disaster. Wild animals are wild for a reason. Don't antagonize them, and they'll respect you.