The lake was completely calm and mist was playing about on the surface of broken ice. Upon arrival I was immediately drawn to the colours in the hills behind the row of trees at Gatesgarth and the mist. I took a few shots, before recomposing for what pink there was in the sunrise. However, these were unsatisfying and I soon went back to the telephoto images of the farm.
I love the textures and the colours in this shot. However, for me the mist and the broken ice make it. I've seen some great images from here with strong backlight or sidelight, I hope this compares favourably.