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I simply call this "Simplicity". :D
I rendered this in 16 minutes at 2K.... but before that, I pre-rendered the sky in a couple of hours as a 4K EXR panorama, and used it as a skydome for IBL in this scene. For waterscapes like this, where you see a significant part of the ocean horizon, environment mapping can work really well, since the horizon is a lot clearer, and it makes the image more realistic.... and of course, it's way faster to render. :)
The scene was built and rendered in VUE (including the entire sky), the only thing I painted in Photoshop is that slight lens flare, I enhanced the Sun's reflection, and also did some really minor color grading. But since I really liked the control I had over the EXR environment map, I barely had to do any color grading.
I got the wooden log from Quixel Megascans... their library is insane!
Inspired by some similar photos.

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Oh my word! I stared at it for ages thinking what a beautiful photograph, only to realise, after reading your description, it's rendered! Wow!
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This is so darn realistic...incredible!! :nod:
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It looks almost real. Glad to see you're still around. :)