I have worked through almost all of my images from the workshop, and this is one of my favorites from the whole trip. It was a calm morning with a comfortable temperature. I waited a while for the fog to burn completely off of the lake, but it didn’t, well, not as along I was sitting there.
Nonetheless, I found the composition I liked, and used a Graduated Neutral Density filter to get more pop out of the colorful trees. The sky was perfectly clear, and really looked boring, so I eliminated as much of it out of the image as I could, using the rocks in the foreground more than the sky.