Hi everyone. This past week has been somewhat quiet, thankfully, and afforded me time to catch up on image processing and begin to think about some overall changes to my website. I also was able to get out for a little bit of photography at a family dinner event. This stunning red barn has been high on my list to photograph but I have just not been there at the right time when all of the conditions you might want - think clouds and light - have come together. As we pulled into the farm I knew it was going to be great, though I had barely a half an hour until sunset, which meant I had maybe 45 to 50 minutes of shooting time. While my wife went on in to the dinner I was running through a pasture of emerald green grass to get to the barn.
I was recently contacted by Sleeklens - a company that develops and publishes Preset Packages for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop - and asked if I would try out one of their Preset Packages, and prepare a blog and review. I was quite busy at the time and did not pursue the initial request. Sometime later they contacted me again and I decided to look into their collections. As a matter of disclosure I am not being paid by Sleeklens for this review but did receive one of their Landscape packages to try out.
I am just a week back from a great trip to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with my southwest shooting friend Bill Ratcliffe ( and joining us for a day, Holly Ratcliffe). I have quite a few images that I will be working on to share to all of you as well as a field review on the new Fuji X-T2, which joined me on this trip. I will give you a small hint - it performed flawlessly and was the complementary bookend to my Fuji X-Pro 2.