Recently while walking through a small wildlife preserve we came across a hidden pond. What made this pond special was how totally still the water was. There was not a ripple, bubble, the water was crystal clear. The day was dull, over cast, the air close and hot which is probably why it was so glass like.
These images show the before and after processing / developing. After the file was ‘cleaned up’ I found it interesting. Technically the photo was taken at a bad angle, the lens (150mm) completely wrong, and the exposure probably too light for the location.
The raw image above makes it hard to see where the land ends and water begins. That was the interest, the reflections, behind this shot. Having only the large lens made it impossible to get any real perspective, there was no place to even change where I was standing.
The updated image above had the bushes, leaves, and pond bank sharpened and clarity increased. Once done the photo was much closer to what I actually saw. This was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.