Skip to main content

Lee Filters - Boulder & Golden

Happy Christmas to me!  I not only picked up a Lumix LX100 but I got a new filter set up.  I purchased the SevenFive Lee Filter kit with a ND Grad and Little Blocker (5 stop).  I am a landscape photographer and should have them. That is what I keep telling myself.  Erich got some too, he got the 100 MM setup since he is using a full frame camera.  We are getting more into long exposures lately. We went to El Dorado State Park in Boulder.  It was cold!  We have some ProMaster gloves, really cool.  On the index finger and the thumb you can pull back the tip to expose your fingers to the freezing cold.  The gloves are not warm at all.  Lucky we didn't get frost bite.  What were we doing out there on such a cold day anyway?  Ok, it was warmer in the sun, we were in the shade most of the day.

Camera: FujiFilm XT3

Enough of freezing our asses off we went down to Golden to get some running river action.  It was warmer and we didn't want to lug the tripods so we played around with the ND Grads only.  Great light! 

ND Grad really helped with the mountains and sky in the background.


Popular posts from this blog

A-Frame Lounge - Interstate 76 Frontage Road

We have passed by this abandoned lounge in I-76 in Henderson so many times.  Today was the day to make a special trip down the Frontage Road to shoot it. Clouds from the recent spring storms really made for some dramatic images.  I just love urban decay!!

Darwin Research Station - Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

At the Charles Darwin Research Station, you see the Giant Turtles and the Galapagos land Iguana.   Introduced aminamls to many of the islands threaten the existence of the indigenous species. Wild dogs that were brought to the island almost killed a colony of over 500 land iguanas in 1970’s. Cats, mice and goats were induced as well, the goats and dogs have been irraticated but getting all the mice and cats poses real challenges. The Research Station was able to rescue 60 iguanas and in an effort to re-build their population, they began a breeding program for iguanas in Santa Cruz. This breeding program is still active today.

Darwin Finches  We saw the Common Cactus, Small Ground, Green Warbler, Wood Pecker, and the Gray Warbler.

Darwin identified 13 species of Finches among the Galápagos Islands that were primarily differentiated by beak size. In contrast, only one species of this bird existed on the mainland South America to the east. Darwin correctly concluded that the different bea…

Denver Art Museum - The Golden Triangle

Well, I bought yet another camera.  The FujiFilm XT3.  Nice camera, it is a an upgrade for me from the XT20, a bit larger and a little heavier and a lot faster.  I shot the Denver Aquarium last weekend with the XT20 and I noticed it was pretty slow writing files and super low light yielded expected amount of grain.  I love the Fuji systems!! The focus on XT3 is spot on and it did really well in low light.  I  am keeping the XT20 for hikes but, selling my Nikon gear. Ditching the DSLR, so sad, but it makes sense.  The technology in the mirrorless systems has really improved and after shooting with the XT20 for over a year now I am convinced that mirrorless is the way to go, especially for travel - that's what I do.  I took the XT20 to Greece and believe me not lugging around that gigantic Nikon around really saved my neck and back. The raw files on the XT3 are super fat, like 35MB - I still have 3TB on my Raid, so far so good.

The weather has been, well, blah in Colorado.  Two wee…