If you are here because you Googled the Rush song with the same name as this photo prepare for disappointment. It’s not related to Rush who are a mighty fine band. It’s just a photo.
This is the C&O Canal in Maryland. I was on Chain Bridge shooting down on the canal. I just liked how the path stood out versus the rest of the scenery so I figured why not get a shot. I did have a few frames with bikers in it but I was shooting on a tripod with slow shutter speed and they just looked like blurred blobs so no bikers.
I didn’t go too wild on the edits this time. In fact, I’m rather tame. I did remove a bunch of stuff floating on the water. Originally I was going to remove every little down and make it smooth but then I realized I am not going to edit for 4 hours doing that. I’m anal retentive but I do have a life. I did bump the saturation in the sky to give the clouds an angry look. Then I made sure the reflection was much more visible. Then dodged the path to make it stand out. I masked in some bits to get the trees a bit more pizazz if you will. I then considered removing more floating bits and finally went hell no and hit save.