Early (ish) on a muggy, heavily overcast Friday morning, I woke up to catch the sunrise. While I was a little too late to catch the pre-dawn color (assuming there was any), I was awake, so I decided I would make the drive to Cordova Falls, near Havelock. My wife and I had made the trip once in late June, on a weekend and it was very busy with nowhere to legally park. We only stayed a little while so I could get some photos.
Even though the weather was not the greatest, I thought I would make the trip again, earlier and on a weekday. Overcast weather meant that I would have more flexibility creating longer exposures and also contrast on the water would be reduced, making it easier to retain highlight detail.
As luck would have it, I was only one of two people at the falls this time. The other person was a fellow photographer. I assumed he was fairly local, as he mentioned he visited the falls two or three times a week. I was envious of that flexibility!