The Winter Thaw in Ohio

What a week this has been living in Ohio. We go from brutal record cold to what now feels like spring. With that said, I will take it and time to take the camera out for a walk. I wanted to document the thaw. Came up with the idea of running water on the ground. For this shot, I wanted to show the motion of the water. Because of a trailer behind the image, I wanted to blur out the background with a low f stop. With all the light coming in and wanting to slow the shutter speed to around 1 second to show motion. It was time for ND filter. (neutral density filter, I believe it was four stop) With the filter on, I was able to slow down the shutter speed to show motion with the water. Camera settings ISO 100 4.0 at 1 second

I am so ready for Spring, but I live in Ohio, and I know we still have winter left.

February Thaw in Ohio

February Thaw in Ohio