I was in Colorado in late September, and had the chance to spend a weekend in the mountains, going from Colorado Springs > Twin Lakes > Aspen and back. Twin Lakes looks like it might be a great location for night shooting, so I plan to check that out in the future. The fall colors were quite strong already at the higher elevations, with the signature yellow of the aspen trees. It was a great couple days!
#Snowmageddon2016: After working from home on Friday, then staying inside binge-watching Jessica Jones all day Saturday while the Upstate de-iced, I was itching to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors. It didn’t go so well.
While the girls took the Curious George from Leah’s preschool to Chuck E. Cheese (another story for another blog post, but yes I know), I decided to head down to SSP since it was a beautiful blue sky late afternoon.
I’ve been seeking simplicity, and after reading a few Zak Arias posts about the Fuji X100T, I decided that I’d sell some of the camera gear I mostly wasn’t using and order myself a new camera, with the possibility that it could replace some or all of my DSLR gear. I sold my backup camera (Rebel T3i), my canon macro lens, a couple of camera bags (there’s a fetish!), and a bunch of lens filters that I’ve replaced with better ones over time.
A Tale of Two Sundays
Last Sunday, I had a great hike at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, hiking the outer loop of South Trail, which gets close to the southernmost part of the park. About three feet of snow remained, but the trails were nicely packed – thanks cross country skiers! When I got to the lake, however, the snow was crunchy and punchy, which meant about a mile of ankle-twisting along the beach.
Shortly after a very strong storm blew through in September, I had a great hike at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. The beach had largely disappeared, but what beach was left was littered with all sorts of interesting treasures from the depths of the lake.
I made a few trips through Saugatuck Dunes State Park over the first couple of weeks in January. We got a ton of snow right after the new year, and I had the place to myself, with barely even a pair of ski tracks on the outer loop of North Trail. There were places I sunk into hip-deep snow, so it was a challenge to navigate, but it made for some lovely unspoiled views.
As we’re enjoying 40-degree nighttime temps, I thought I’d go back and pull some sunset photos from the slightly warmer temps of early August. This particular evening saw the Saugatuck Dunes State Park beach packed with sunset watchers, but I had plenty of space to myself north the North Trail section of the beach.