Spring comes a bit earlier here, and the garden is already starting – albeit inside. Just a few weeks now and these will be going into the ground.
Visiting FL and SC over the break.
I took this with my old Pentax K-mount 50mm prime lens. As much of a technology geek as I am, there’s something joyous about going old school every now and then and shooting completely manually. I’m reminded how difficult shooting film really was – if you wanted to be good. And with the K-mount lens, I’ve no other choice than to go manual. This particular lens is a beautiful Pentax 50mm f/1.4, made sometime around the late ’70s. It’s sharpest around 1.7 or 2, and the clarity when shooting with this lens is hard to beat. The JPG compression did nothing here to show that off, but the RAW file looks gorgeous.
Shooting with this lens reminds me that I keep meaning to pick up a more modern Canon 50mm f/1.4 as it’ll fit my body natively, autofocuses, functions more like an 85mm on my APS-C body, etc. Still, there’s something magical about taking my time to get the manual settings just so….
Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course – known as The Hill. This shot was taken from the clubhouse, looking over #9 green.