I attempted this photo a couple weekends earlier but a storm rolled in and there was no color in the sky. I didn't even bother leaving our ski cabin to go shoot. Finally this last weekend the weather looked great and I had a chance to drive up to the north-east shore and find Bonsai Rock.
Just as I was about to leave and call the shoot a disappointing failure I thought about taking this one last, simple, composition zooming in on the rock. The sun had set about 15 minutes earlier but the color in the sky all of a sudden lit up further west than it had earlier and a long exposure (2.5 minutes) got the silky smooth water and brought out the color in the sky! I'm quite happy with how this came out!