Was this really taken in winter? It's gorgeous.
I love how you captured this piece, and thank goodness the horizon is aligned, sometimes with water photos that can be difficult for people to maintain. I love the view here, we're off to the side from the main walkway yet we get it in the picture to see it there, almost to see what we're missing yet more so to see what we're a part of. I also like that you captured the reeds in the foreground, it makes me feel like we really are just standing on the shoreline looking out, maybe even visualizing ourselves over on the other side of the water, where those hills are. It makes me feel inspired and positive, light and airy. I love it, and I agree, I'm getting a tear in my eye now, too!
The colors are breathtaking, it's a gorgeous piece. I hope I one day have both the inspiration and the motivation to one day shoot something half as beautiful as this!!