I don’t mention gear that much except in the tags of my posts. Every year I add a bit more equipment to my bag, I’ve kind of stopped with the whole craziness of buying the latest and greatest as it comes out, i’ve become quite a bit more methodical and find myself swapping gear, rather than adding to my collection.
My most recent purchase was a filter kit, a set of Lee graduated ND filters and the Lee Big Stopper. Although quite a bit can be done in lightroom and photoshop, the filters do add an element to a photograph that is not that quickly reproduced in software. There is no way to reproduce the effect of the big stopper and I think this is such a great filter especially when used with moving water and clouds. It’s gives such a unique effect.