Think it’s rather obvious why I titled this one like I did. It was taken at Brookside Gardens.
I was playing around with the Sony RX10 and the guy who sold it to me also tossed in a Manfrotto tabletop tripod. This worked out because the one I had wasn’t that sturdy and it was like 20 years old. The Manfrotto worked out great as it fit within my bag and I could honestly leave it attached to the camera and it didn’t impact me at all. I only took it off when I used my larger tripod.
Since I had the small tripod I just set the rig down in the grass going low. Little known thing in photography is that the lower your camera is the better your water reflections are. Plus, I wanted a different perspective than normal. The grass being golden helped frame the rest of the scene. It changed the perspective to make the world seem a lot bigger than it is.
Editing wise not too much going on. Just simple curves adjustments and then lots of local adjustments with dodging and burning. I go through phases where I’ll post process the hell out of stuff, mainly landscapes. To others where I just do simple edits and let the photo speak for itself. This one is speaking for itself.