Many things are important in photography, but I always think that the most important part of the gear, are good shoes. Thats one thing that has to be 100% reliable all the time, as quite often, one has to focus on the photo, and can’t look onto every step. I personally use shoes LOWA for few years now, and that they are made in Slovakia is just a bonus :) They are not cheap, but always worked great for me. Same in this place. The are I was standing on was a slope, going down into the water. And of course it was made from stones and wet. Not a place for some bad shoes :)

This is a HDR from 5 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine, finished in Photoshop.

Up close

Technique: Manual blend, Number of exposures: 5, Camera Model: Sony a7R + Metabones Adapter ver. IV, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8, Focal length: 45mm, Aperture: 9, Middle exposure time: 8s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 50.086510, 14.409398