POWER OF A POLARIZER - SEEING EVERYTHING
The water was flowing nicely in this stretch of the river. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating. The weather prediction the night before indicated partly cloudy. In my opinion, the occasional soft light from a cloudy day would make for good shooting of moving water. The entire day, there was not one cloud in the sky.
I had already scouted out this location the week before and had committed to this one hour drive from home. No clouds means reflective water. So out comes the polarizing filter. Not only does it cut through the water reflection to reveal the rocks below the surface, it also increased my shutter speed to get a smoother water flow.
With a little bit of cropping I was able to eliminate much of the distracting elements on the other side of the river.