This article is part of the ongoing fascination, and frustration, in trying to photograph a deep swamp.
Because any light streams through a green canopy over head and then hits the waters surface, nothing is as it seems.
Above the water appears brown (left bottom) but actually it is crystal clear here, the light shines right down to the mud. Since you have shining sun over the surface judging what is real versus a reflection (tree trunks) is almost impossible.
Now throw in a new wrinkle. The Cypress roots grown up out of the water. Everybody knows a tree roots down not up!
In the last image here the water was deeper. This gave more open space to work with. Still getting perspective in any image escapes me.
I may try shooting video out there. I hesitate since I personally don’t like to shoot video, it takes a tripod that must be carried out, and finally we as an audience look at the first few seconds and move on.
My next attack on getting decent shots out there may be focusing in closer on objects rather than shooting wide.
All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.