Shooting handheld for me always feels like a "nothing special" kind of shooting. When I have my tripod and filters with me, I might just shoot without them to test compositions or just take photos of locations to come back to later. Having accumulated a bunch of gear, it's hard to step back from it all and just use the camera on it's own. And with this shot, shooting in the middle of the day was another thing I don't put much effort in to. But I gave this shot another look and decided to give it a chance. And I'm happy with it.
Canon 5D MKIII