After looking at photos of the Eiffel Tower with a water reflection, I decided to show my dad how easy it is to create the effect on Photoshop. With some general idea of what needed to be done, I took a photo of my mom in front of the Eiffel Tower and made my first attempt.
There's probably a step I'm missing to make it look a little more realistic, but it's fun to piece together the things I've learned already to try and make an effect without following a tutorial.
Although there is still A LOT more to learn, I'm really enjoy learning about photo editing and retouching. Two resources that have been invaluable are Retouching Academy - for serious education from experts in the field - and Phlearn - not so serious, but just as informative.
Here is one more photo that I worked on that really shows how much a little editing can transform a photo. I choose a photo I took of the Himalayas from my seat on a flight to Nepal. I was an idiot and saved over the original photo, but here is a similar photo taken a second after the one I edited.
Serously, what a difference!