This is another from my recent visit to Brookside Gardens. It was part of my attempt to shoot the leaves turning but being an utter failure at it because I’m always too late in the season to shoot them because of my work travel.
Brookside Gardens has a lot of little lakes and ponds. In fact, there is a rather large lake that will eventually appear when I get around to it. With the light being what it was it seemed a good time to do some reflection photos which I like because you can have a lot of fun editing them provided you are patient and willing to work on them.
Editing wise I kept it very simple. The camera was a smaller Sony 1″ sensor and I just don’t like pushing the pixels to the bleeding edge. So I kept it very basic. I did mask in a Color Efex layer to boost some of the contrast in the colors. I then changed the opacity to a different setting to get the sun beams across the water to stand out a bit more. Just a bit of dodging and burning here and there and done!