April 16, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

Strawberries! covid-19: day 389 | US: GA | info | act

What better way to start a spring weekend than to go strawberry picking at Dickey Farms? I picked up Henry from school, grabbed the Pentax 67 📷, Leica SL, and the Holga, and loaded up the Audi for a quick drive to Musella, GA. Henry took a nap on the way out and was a bit groggy when we arrived, but he was soon revived and ready for the hunt.

The above shots are all taken with the Leica SL and the Summicron 2/35. This combo never disappoints. I also snapped some with the P67 and the Holga, but we’ll have to wait for those images. I tried to get a P67 shot of the picturesque gas station, but the 105mm lens is a bit long, so it may not be the best. Also, I didn’t put the shutter lock on after my photos in the strawberry field, so I accidentally snapped a shot while futzing around with the camera. Too bad, too, because this roll is the first to actually give me ten exposures. Figures.

Here are my two strawberry field portraits from the Pentax 67 on Kodak Portra 400 🎞 through the Takumar 2.4/105:

The place was not crowded, and Henry managed to get a pretty good haul before closing time. My foot was still bothering me, so I hovered in the background. What a great start to the weekend.

Leica Camera and Lens Information
📷: Leica M8 (09/2022–) • Leica M (Typ 262) (01/2017–12/2020) • Leica SL (Typ 601) (12/2020–). Leica Lenses: Leica Summicron-M 2/50 (Typ IV)Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH (Typ V). Other Lenses: Asahi Super-Takumar 1.4/50 8-ElementAsahi Super-Takumar 1.8/55Asahi Super-Takumar 2.5/135Canon 1.4/50 LTM Helios 44m-4 2/58Industar 61 2.8/55Jupiter-8 2/50Jupiter-9 2/85Konica Hexinon AR 1.8/40Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 2.8/100Olympus Zuiko 2.8/24Olympus Zuiko 2.8/28Olympus Zuiko 1.8/50Olympus Zuiko 2/85Vivitar 2.8/28 • Voigtländer Nokton Classic 1.4/40 MC • Voigtländer Ultron 1.8/21Voigtländer Ultron 2/28. Processed with Capture One Pro.