All These Things...

By Joestockdale

The Forbidden Pool

"Now you say you're leavin' home
'Cause you want to be alone.
Ain't it funny how you feel
When you're findin' out it's real?

Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
With the barkers and the colored balloons,
You can't be twenty on Sugar Mountain
Though you're thinking that
you're leaving there too soon,
You're leaving there too soon." Sugar Mountain -Neil Young.

Why's it forbidden, no one knows, except maybe a Tolkien linguist might. This pool was situated in the Lowether Castle Gardens by an old summer house, this is the view looking out on to it, just a bit more zoomed in.

For this shot, I contrasted the reflection and the rest of the shot separately to add more of a liquid effect, I also used duplicated layer set at 30% opacity and then Gaussian blurred and masked off the smaller foliage and the water.

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