A reflection can make a beautiful image all by itself, as in this case. This was taken along a hiking trail on the middle fork of the Stanislaus River in Tuolumne County. While the image looks like I processed it in some way, to achieve a painted effect that is not the case. The only processing done was to enhance its natural beauty. The fact that it is a reflection is what makes it look like a painting, it is really the shimmer of the water that creates the effect.