I grabbed my Nikon, tripod and my Hoya ND400 neutral density filter and followed the beaten path to the water. It was peaceful. The air was clean and crisp. I enjoyed the silence while it lasted. Through the trees I could hear the chatter of people talking while walking or bicycling along on the other side of the canal.
I could see that a path was carved along the canal by other humans out exploring like I was. I walked a few hundred yards, setup my tripod at the very edge of the water and took a few images.
I tried using the TriggerTrap software with the Hoya ND400 to do some long exposure HDR photography but I could not get the software to work correct. The TriggerTrap capture all the images at the same shutter speed. I used the auto-bracketing mode on my camera instead.
I walked down a few more yards and spent some more time watching the turtles basking on logs in the early morning sun.