Even though Montreal does not have nicknames "windy city" or "windypeg" it is pretty much always breezy here. Since Montreal is an island surrounded by Sain Lawrance and Ottawa Rivers, the proximity of water contributes to the breeziness of air. It takes some luck and patience to capture perfect reflections in the water.
I always look for opportunities to capture perfect reflections during the "season of colors," the fall.
This time the luck was on my side. I took the feature photo in Lachine marina when all the boats, the yachts, the planes were already gone and I had an ideal weather to capture the symmetry of the fall.
At the time of shooting I did not have tripod with me, I shot handheld. I boosted the ISO to 200 and took a series of single shots because bracketing was not necessary.
Editing & Processing
It was single RAW processing workflow.
With the help of the Crop Overlay tool I changed aspect ratio from 3x2 to 4x3 and made sure the horizon was straight .
Next, I used Autumn preset from my Fall Colors Collection as the base for Lightroom Rapid Editing. Then I used TOOLKIT to reduce Clarity and boost Contrast.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Autumn (1, 8, 14, 15, 32)
Total Time: 12min