This image was taken at Brookside Gardens. They have several ponds and one lake. They are all connected I believe based on me walking from the source to the larger lake in the middle of the park.
The small pond here is near the entrance of the park and I stopped to take the photo. I bracketed the shot with the intention of shooting it in HDR and to make the image a bit more.
When I was out shooting the day wasn’t bad but it was a bit cool but the sun was shining and provided you stayed in the sun things were comfortable. So when I went to the edit I wanted to convey that in the image.
I used Aurora HDR 2017 to do the conversion. While I don’t mind HDR photography I tend to go the subtle route so I bring things down in Photoshop. I also like to add a few layers with Color Efex Pro to smooth things out.