The weather was just about perfect all weekend while we were out in the woods camping.
The past few months have been busy so I haven’t had an opportunity to really get out with a camera too much. Lately though, I’ve been finding small slices of time to peer through the viewfinder and try to make something. These shots are from our latest camping trip and bike riding on the Great Allegheny Passage trail.
My wife and I have recently returned from our latest trip to Mexico. We went down with some friends and had a great time together. My basic camera kit came along for the trip as well.
In order to try and pack somewhat light, I brought along the X-Pro2, Rokinon 12mm, Fuji 18-55mm, 23mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4. While this may seem like a lot, the kit is very compact and rather lightweight all together. The kit, along with a Surface Pro 4, accessories, Velbon Ultra Maxi tripod and other stuff all fit into my backpack as my carry on personal item on the plane. This kit let me shoot essentially everything I needed. Long exposures on the beach at night were no issue and the 18-55mm served well during the day on the beach to prevent changing lenses most often.
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.