Photoshop is making me crazy.
More accurately, I’m making myself crazy with Photoshop.
The image in the previous post is not what I want it to be. It was really beyond my camera’s capabilities to get it entirely right in a single shot, so I knew I’d have to fall back on post-processing to try to get it back to what I saw. I’m on the sixth version now and still haven’t got it right.
So, I’m retreating for the moment.
I scrolled back a few shots and found one in the same series that looked pretty much as I’d intended it to right out of the camera.
Yes, the river really was that smooth.
Slightly straightened and cropped to fit, no other alterations. ISO 100, 1 second at f/8 (on tripod), 105mm Sigma macro.