A quick trip and a new lens

Once a year or so, I get to tag along with my wife and travel to her work conferences.  This time we were at the Greenbrier for a few days in West Virginia.  It’s much more high class than I’m used too and the only thing I owned that fit in were my Billingham Hadley bags.  The new lens is a Rokinon 12mm f/2 prime.  I’ve been wanting an ultra wide angle for awhile, but couldn’t justify the price of the Fuji 10-24mm f/4.  Every review I could on the Rokinon/Samyang 12mm was overwhelming positive and the price can’t be beat.  In my first outing, it performed remarkably well.

During the day when I was on my own, I ventured out and took a hike around Sandstone Falls in the New River Gorge National Park.  I managed to arrive before the sun cleared away the fog and low lying cloud cover, which added some darker atmosphere to the pictures.

Since I was working on a tripod for all of these shots, I decided to test out the new Panorama Merge feature in Lightroom 6.  This panorama is from 5 shots that it stitched together.

Once back at the Greenbrier I still had some time to walk around and enjoy the old world charm of the buildings.