This was shot at Brookside Gardens when I was visiting there. Least I think it’s Brookside Gardens as there are a ton of trails and a giant lake behind what I thought were the gardens. I stumbled on them while I was there one trip.
I seem to be into reflections so I took this image while standing in mud. I had my tripod and mounted the Sony RX10 on it and fired off a few shots to get it. I always like when wind adds some ripples to the water. Sure mirror smooth looks cool but ripples adds textures.
There are two different masks going on in this image. I masked in the water with one mask to bring out the ripples and a lot more of the color. I then added another mask to the top to bring out the trees to some extent. Most of the work was in the reflection. I do have one minor issue in that when I resized the image it over sharpened it ever so slightly. This is because I use a bicubic reduction and it will add sharpening. Nothing much I can do about it and it’s just slightly crispy.