Oct. 28, 2012.
This is a shot I took last weekend as part of photographer Richard Martin's Master Class. I was attracted to the reflection of the tied up boat on the fallen leaves submerged in the pond. I love that you can see leaves through the 'structure' of the boat! My original image has too much sharp detail and DOF, (I know, when is that ever a problem?), so I flattened the image, gave it a soft landscape treatment in Nik's Color Effex Pro 4, and then added a soft, filmy texture. Back in Lightroom I added back some soft contrast. I like the mood, a touch of whimsy with a healthy dose of melancholy. I hope it invites the viewer to stay a while, if only to figure out what he/she is seeing ;-).