Jesse Hamner Portrait - Backpacking the Wind River Range

Backpacking the Winds with the FujiFilm XE-1

On a recent six-day backpacking trip into Wyoming’s Wind River Range, I decided it was time to change my usual camera kit. Walking for six days at over 10,000 ft with two climbs above 11,000 ft had this sea-level photographer worried about the weight on his back. So instead of my usual Nikon D800, I decided to take the FujiFilm XE-1.

Using a graduated neutral density filter along with a standard ND filter brought the exposure of the sky in line with the foreground and allowed a longer shutter speed to blur the wind-blown surface of the lake.

Moon Over Clear Lake, Wind River Range, Wyoming

I’m just back from a week of backpacking Wyoming’s wonderful Wind River Range and testing the new-to-me Fujifilm XE-1 mirrorless camera system. I’ll post again soon with more of my […]

» Read other blog posts


Brett is an editorial, commercial, and fine art photographer based in Middlebury, Vermont.

You can buy prints or license images by browsing the archive galleries. Please contact Brett to discuss custom work, commissions, or assignments.

Read the full bio or Contact Brett.


Follow Brett on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Flickr.


Get updates in your email by subscribing to the newsletter.

On Twitter