The small pools of the Huckinger See are one of my favorite spots, I've been there many times (like here, and here and in yesterdays post of course) because of its solitude, stillness, and wonderful reflections on the water.
Huckinger See (the middle one of the three pools)
While carrying the camera with the tripod I killed my cable release - sheared off the plug that goes into the camera body. :-/ Glad that I didn't buy the super-expensive original Nikon piece but a cheapo simple plastic gadget for 15€.
Using a cable release really makes sense on the tripod for maximum sharpness. I switched to timer release and automatic mirror pre-release to reduce vibrations, but at certain exposure times it shows nevertheless (1/2s was critical with the 70-300VR for example - sharpness was not as good as it could be - its not really a problem but in the 100% view a slight blurriness is evident). It would have been best to use manual mirror pre-release and wait a safe 3 or 4 seconds before releasing the shutter.
Music for the Moment (mftm?): Ishq - "Timelapse in Mercury"