In order to achieve this shot, I setup the camera on a sturdy Tripod--Manfrotto 055ProB--about 6-7 inches above water level. At noon, the bright light could ruin this shot; hence, Lee Big Stopper (10 Stops reduction) and CPL were used in order to blur water movement and made the scene dreamy look. During taking this shot, I carried a dry cloth and used it for cleaning my CPL filter from some small splashing water.
In post processing, I did not import photos to Nikon Capture NX, but Adobe Camera Raw instead. In ACR, I applied "Neutral" as a camera profile that gave me very natural and mild feeling in every pixels. This shot was taken based on "Expose to the Right (ETR)" concept; hence, I reduce its exposure in ACR about 1/2 stop. Vibrance and Saturation were set up at +10.
I almost finished processing this shot in ACR. However, some local tonality enhancement and sharpness were manipulated in Photoshop. I added "S" curve, +5 Shadows/Highlight, and +5 midtone brightness to this shot. In order to enhance its saturation, Nik filter collection--Color Efex Pro-- was used. With Brilliance/Warmth filter, I set up saturation +15% and Warmth +30%. Local details were enhanced by "Tonal Contrast Filter" by setting Hightlight +10, Midtone +35, Shadow +10, and Saturation +10.
Finally, I resize this shot from about 4,200px to 900px, then applied "Smart sharpen filter" with small effect.