USING THE RIGHT TOOLS - VARIABLE ND FILTER IN THE BAG
When traveling to a new location far from home, you frequently find your only opportunity for a photograph is during less than ideal lighting conditions. This is especially a challenge when photographing water. I was wanting to shoot a waterfall or cascades while visiting family in Upper Peninsula of Michigan and my brother-in-law was eager to take me to a few locations that sounded good.
Unfortunately, it was late afternoon with clear skies. How do you tell your volunteer guide, "No, this isn't the best time." So I grabbed camera bag and off we went. The location was fantastic but the bright skies were terrible on the water. My 8-stop ND filter came to the rescue. Low ISO, high aperture, and ND filter. Got the silky water I wanted. Nailed it.