Standing in 5-6 feet of water is what I should be doing but due to the drought we’ve had in NJ this year I’m able to stand here and take this shot. Water levels at the Manasquan Reservoir, as you can see, are extremely low. I’m not quite sure why the authorities never declared a water emergency but I guess I shouldn’t complain because I was able to get this shot as a result. I do hope we do get some precipitation this winter (hopefully not of the frozen type) to give some relief to this drought.
This was the 3rd day this week I went to this spot to get just the right picture to show the beauty of this place. I was struggling to get an interesting enough foreground to compliment the awesome foliage of the trees. I think this works…… Ron might be pleased anyway and that’s worth the effort:)
I decided to post my adjustments in Lightroom for you to see, don’t know if it will help but let me know.
The history on the left are the adjustments I made to the image prior to sending it to Topaz Adjust for some detail enhancements. The right history panel represents adjustments made after Topaz plug-in use.