This image sends a calm feeling through the viewer. The water, stable. The ripples, gentle. The sky light, smooth.
Just enough to reflect the light from the bridge, but at the same time, not enough to give it a clear reflection. Basically similar with the exposure: it's not overexposed, but it's not underexposed as well.
These are all down to the carefully selected camera settings: the 30 second shutter speed takes care of the reflections and the small, but not too small, F/9 aperture creates the rays we all love coming out streetlights.
WOW!!! the water looks like a carpet you could just walk out on! great job once again with bringing in elements to lead your eye around the page. (the stone wall leading into the water, then the rocks in the water to the far bank, then the bridge back to the stone wall.) amazing job! I love it!!! XD
Good luck choosing one! Although this one isn't exactly a budget camera Generally for Canon it is, more numbers there are, the more budget it is, so 7D is like top of the line, 60D is also quite high end, 600D is kinda-budget, but still excellent and the 1100D is the budget one, although I haven't had hands-on that one. But those are all DSLR...
Camera Data Make:Canon Model:Canon EOS 7D Shutter Speed:30/1 second Aperture:F/9.0 Focal Length:17 mm ISO Speed:100 Date Taken:Aug 12, 2012, 8:15:09 PM Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows Sensor Size:8mm