Singh-Ray 150mm x 150mm LB Warming Polarizer

(Top image – No filter  –  Bottom image  – LB Warming Polarizer)


Last week I was asked by Singh Ray to do some testing on a prototype filter. The filter was a 150 x 150mm LB Warming Polarizer.

As a disclaimer, all of my testing was done using my Nikkor 14-24mm wide angle lens attached to my Nikon D810. The lens is very bulbous and requires an extremely large filter system to avoid any sort of vignetting. I used a NISI filter holder specifically designed for the Nikkor 14–24mm lens and  holds the 150mm square filter perfectly.

During my testing, I shot a series of images. The first one with no polarization and the second with full polarization. The polarization was perfect and the warming feature made a nice addition to the filter.

Looks like I have a new “go-to” polarizer for my wide angle lens 😊

If you are interested in the filter, pre-orders can be made with a one – two month time frame, by calling Singh-Ray directly. (800-486-5501 or 863-993-4100  – 9am-5pm EST, M-F)

– Nikon D810
– Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
– Exposure 8 sec
– Aperture f/16
– ISO 64
– Gitzo GT3542XLS SYSTEMATIC Series 3 carbon tripod
– Singh-Ray Filters LB Warming Polarizer (150mm x150mm) – Prototype
– OP/TECH USA Custom Classic Strap
– Lexar 1066x Professional 128gb
– HoodmanUSA
– Asolo
– Manfrotto

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Sunset at Lake Jean



Here’s an image that almost slipped through the cracks. It’s one that I made the day before Zach’s workshop at Ricketts Glen this past May. During the day we had great clouds so we had hoped that they would hang around for sunset and as luck would have it they did. Standing along the banks of Lake Jean it was an exceptionally buggy evening and impossible to capture an image without bugs throughout the image.

This is a single image and I am truly impressed with the dynamic range of the Nikon D810.


  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron Lens –24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC @30mm
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Topaz Labs
  • Exposure – 1/10 seconds
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 64
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,


Annual Winter Rickett’s Glen Visit


Good morning,

Yesterday, my son Zach, good friend Michael Lawrence and I made a daytrip up to the frozen waterfalls of Ricketts Glen. It’s an annual winter waterfalls trip that Michael and I started a few years back and so far we’ve not missed a visit.

The day started with a 3:30am wake-up. We were dressed, loaded and made sure the coffee was good to go so we could be out the door at 4am. We departed Atglen with temps at 12.7°. When we arrived at Michael’s we transferred all of our camera equipment and winter gear from our car to his and off we went. As our journey progressed we noticed quite a bit of difference in amount of snow on the ground especially once we traveled through the Lehigh Tunnel. Our total time on the road was approximately three hours making our arrival at Ricketts right around daybreak. When we got out of the car the temperatures were reading 3° and oh, did I happen to mention the winds were around 20 mph (lol) making the wind chill around 20° below zero. (Ugh)

Our hike in to the gorge was good, cold but good. Although the creek was mostly frozen and covered with snow there were pristine areas where it found its way to the top showing its deep rich brown colors. 2015-6115

The falls were mostly frozen with only a few hints of the amazing waterfalls that was hidden behind it.zach Photo by Zach Heaton

I wanted to touch on the gear and what is needed for a winter visit into the gorge. Cold-weather clothing is a must along with ice crampons. In fact the rules for hiking into the gorge in the winter is a minimum of ice crampons, ice axe and a rope. Here’s a shot of our crampons.

cramponsPhoto by Zach Heaton

We ended up shooting until around lunchtime and by then I think we were all shot out and ready to head back. Our total hike was approximately 5 miles in and out.

Falls Photo by Zach Heaton

Zach & Michael

It was an awesome trip and I truly enjoyed getting out and spending time with two really great guys!

Best of Light,




Ricketts Glen


Yesterday Zach and I made a quick trip up to Ricketts Glen to shoot some autumn colors and to do a little aerial work of the falls and Lake Jean. Although sunrise was completely fogged in, it was perfect light for shooting waterfalls. We met with Dave Blinder a photographer from New Jersey and spent the morning shooting along the falls trail. While there we also ran into two other friends and photographer, Steve Sattler & Tony Ricciardi.

I still have a few images to edit of the falls but this aerial image truly shows how colorful the area around Lake Jean can be.

Best of Light,