A tree caresses the water while bathing
NOTE: Now due to recent vandalism of the tree in March 2020, where some branches were cut off, it no longer illustrates the unique feature of a branch touching the water. This photo was able to capture this and will probably never be seen again for a long time.
One of many sites I visited during my 5500km drive throughout South New Zealand.
I removed my shoes and walked into the shallow water to get a good angle. A raw photo taken using a tripod. For each frame I take 3 shots of automatic, far, and near to provide detail through out the photo. Each of the three shots has four exposures resulting in 12 photos all merged into one.
The original color photo has an adjustment of tone, clarify, sharpness, saturation, and dehaze all help to enhance the photo. When converted to black and white additional adjustments are made to the tone.
Jonathan Dakin, Canada, Brampton, Ontario