This is another from my excursion to Brookside Gardens. I just liked the light coming through the trees in the distance and the reflections on the small pond. Seemed like a good time to take a picture.
I was standing on top of a drain when I took this picture. I’m not 100% sure I should have been where I was but I am a firm believer in it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Once I was on the drain I got low and flipped the screen out and fired off a few frames with the camera. The one great thing about flip out screens is it makes shooting at weird angles so much easier. While the resolution on my Nikon D810 is amazing, no flip screen makes shots like this tough.
Editing wise I did a slight saturation bump to the leaves near the bottom of the frame. I just wanted to give them some color. Then I brought it into Intensify CK and used some filter to just make things look a little more punchy. I then lowered the opacity in that layer. Once I had that it was dodge and burn time to get local adjustments. I really wanted the light rays to pop out of the trees to give it the effect it did. Once I was happy called it done.