I had this picture in my mind for months. Stanley Lake is 3 hours from where I live, so I don't get to go there as much as I would like. I sat at the lake on two previous trips, but the sky did not cooperate with me. There were either too many clouds or not enough and neither one would reflect the extreme colors of the sunset into the lake. When I took this picture it was about 0 degrees with a much colder wind chill. It turned out to be worth it though. I was so excited when I started processing this.