So I finally managed to get up to my favorite place to hike and take pictures, Ohiopyle State Park. Even though I missed peak color, I was quite happy with everything I saw.
I went out with the plan on only using a single lens, the Rokinon 12mm so that I could really force myself into visualizing a shot. I did add a circular polarizer and occasionally a variable ND filter. Overall, I’d say the day was a success and it got me out in the middle of the woods to relax. That’s a win win situation.