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This shot is also a re-do of a picture I took two years ago. I wanted to prove to myself that I could take a better quality, more beautiful photo without editing. Back then I was using my dad's Nikon D40 and iPhoto to edit; the results were very exaggerated. Here is the original photo:

I love the opal colors in the water... totally natural, I didn't touch this one. I used a skylight UV filter.

I am an 18 year old female from Seattle, Washington. I would love constructive criticism and tips on techniques. Thank you for looking.

Canon 5D mark I
Canon 100 2.8

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