After shooting the geese the other day, which needed haste before they flew, I worked on this composition which was why I stopped at the pond in the first place. These trees have attracted me a few times but Monday was the first time in a long time that the water was so calm. There is almost always a breeze creating ripples, partially from the non-stop traffic along this country highway, but for a change mirror-like.
Although the sun was just above the tree line behind me and casting a beautiful warm glow, I decided that the trees would be better emphasized in monochrome with some SilverEfex Pro dynamics. This was also with the Tamron combination and more what I purchased it for initially. Ducks are a bonus. 🙂