Came across this one in my rejected photos queue in Lightroom. I’m not entirely sure why I kicked it out originally. The original white balance was out of whack, but many times I forget how easily that issue can be resolved when working with RAW. Because I really enjoy processing, I often handicap my camera to not make any decisions. The consequence though can be soft, uninspiring photos at the point of download and the need for multiple adjustments to get going. All those decisions I don’t let the camera make then need to be made. Therefore, many times I delete something without giving it a chance. For this one, I liked the DOF but the amount of blurred foreground was too much. I cropped it wide, giving it somewhat a swimmer’s point of view. I then made some big adjustments in white balance, lowered the exposure and desaturated it a bit. The photo was taken near Lake Caddo in Shreveport, La. Hope everyone has a good weekend.