This was taken at Meadowlark Gardens in the early Spring when I was out wandering around with my camera.
I have shot a similar image before of just the fountain. This time I just handheld the camera and watched the shutter speed. With the sunlight being as bright as it was it wasn’t a big deal to freeze the water coming off the fountain.
The Nikon D5500 is one of those cameras you don’t really need a tripod with because you can handhold it very stable due to the size. It’s a tiny camera even compared to the mirrorless offerings out there. So it’s a real joy to shoot with when you don’t want to lug a lot of gear around.
This was a straightforward edit. Used my normal workflow. Most of the work was doing with dodging and burning. Once I was happy hit save.