I was trying to get a long exposure for the water but to maintain the cathedral like air of brightness. Instead I kept having difficulty with brights spots of sunlight coming through the tree canopy. I didn'y have a filter with me and I am not sure it would have solved the problem of bright spots of light and would have maybe reduced the detail on the bridge. This was more of a problem at the top of the photo as I wanted to have the bridge in the picture as well to give some sense of perspective and scale, but the sunlight washed out all the detail in the trees above the bridge and I was forced to crop them out. Be grateful for any guidance on what I should have done.
Landscape and travel