After purchasing a circular polarizing filter, I made it back to Green Lakes. I did the walk around the lake pushing the stroller with my camera around my neck, stopping and taking photos wherever I thought I could get a good shot of the water’s brilliant blue hue. The filter definitely helped cut down on the glare a tremendous amount and let me shoot into the water once I figured out how to use it. (I was unaware that it spun after you screwed it onto the lens, mostly because I was chasing a two-year-old and trying to get my camera settings set, lens changed, and filter on.)
None of these photos have been edited in any way, and are straight out of the camera.