Water is a natural environment for abstracts and this is one of my favorites. It’s looking straight down into a quiet bit of the Plover river here in Wisconsin. The river is a quite messy one and is challenging to shoot for landscapes. Slices and details abound though.
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Is this a composite: No
Handheld and processed in Lr for clarity and contrast. I think I played with the color sliders a bit as well.
The balancing blobs is why I chose this one. It gives some focus and something semi-tangible for the brain to latch onto. Basically I was just on the riverbank with the camera pointing straight down. Because the water is clear and not very tannic, the rocks on the bottom are easily seen. I found a bit that was interesting and not full of distracting sticks and adjusted the exposure and shot on burst a time or two. Culled the shots in Lightroom and processed. It is a little like Christmas when you finally see them.