Today was the first time I stumbled on this small waterfront park in downtown Belvidere, New Jersey. Light clouds allowed for a decent amount of natural diffusion, so all I had to do was put my tripod into a logical spot and press some buttons!
For scenes with running water, angling the camera downwards often works best. It exaggerates foreground elements and minimizes the impact of the sky. I am doing a good amount of winter photography around mid-day, provided the light is not harsh. Calling a typical mid-day sky in New Jersey dull would be an understatement. No reason to have dull elements in the photo, so leaving just a sliver of the sky in photos still provides contextual clues to the actual scene.