I decided to show up to a photo workshop that my photo friends were putting on. Several of my friends were there and it was only a couple hours from the house. Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina is one of the nicest places to go make images. Sometimes to make images, you need to do a little "real world" editing before you take the shot.
Right in the crook of the log in the water was a bunch of branches and leaves that got caught up. It just really bugged me. I knew there was no way I was going to be able to use Photoshop to clone it out. So I had to do what it took to get rid of it. I climbed out on the rocks, got soaked and removed the crud. Boy I am glad I did. Of course my friend Jim Begley had to take an image of me doing it. -See the first Doing what it takes