Shortly after getting my DSLR, I went on a photo safari with my dad and my brother. While they were trying to get a picture of a HUGE swan (seriously, it was bigger than me) I snapped this shot. The cloud cover was perfect, and I didn’t even notice the bird in the middle until afterwards. Taken with a circular polarizer, I really didn’t have to play with color much in photoshop. My original print of this was VERY dark on the sides, but I’ve since revisited this and lightened the leaves. You can't see the huge swan, by the way.
This was taken in the Stony Brook Audobon Preserve, in Norfolk MA.
EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 27mm
ISO 100 f/7.1 at 1/100 Second