While wandering around "Little Washington" Virginia, I ran across this little pond. The pines were dark and lovely, reflecting in the blue water.
I am back to playing with the smudge tool to see what kind of effects I can get. With different blending modes and various brushes, I am beginning to think that the options are endless.
The following photo shows the same scene without processing.
Texture: T17 and T31 in my free texture set (Free Textures by TCP)