Thursday, July 18, 2013

Whole Lotta Leica Results For July - Summitar 50 f2 Collapsible at Outdoor Concert - The Hot Seats in Warrenton, VA

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, I attended a concert by The Hot Seats, a band from Richmond Virginia that plays quite an interesting mix of bluegrass and old-time music.
 
(Click Here) to check them out.
 
I shot the evening with my Whole Lotta Leica lens for June, the Summitar 50mm f2 Collapsible from 1951, mounted on my Leica M9. I also shot some black and white film in my Skeletons From The Closet camera for July, the Konica I. Those pictures will come in a later post.
 
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The Hot Seats (Clockwise from Bottom Left: Graham, Josh, Jake, Ed, and Ben), by Reed A. George
Leica M9, Leica Summitar 5cm f2 Collapsible Lens
iso 400, f6.7, 1/60 sec
 
The music started in the late evening, and was lit by lights from local buildings and a few garage mechanic's lights (really). So, I ended up shooting at high iso and wide open, or near to it, for most of the night.

Sunset on the Streets of Warrenton, by Reed A. George
Leica M9, Leica Summitar 5cm f2 Collapsible Lens
iso 400, f4, 1/180 sec
 
 
The show was introduced by the cheer team from Fauquier County High School. These two girls had a blast running back and forth in front of the band.
 
Joyous Youth, by Reed A. George
Leica M9, Leica Summitar 5cm f2 Collapsible Lens
iso 1250, f2.8, 1/180 sec
 
 
Stealing the Show, by Reed A. George
Leica M9, Leica Summitar 5cm f2 Collapsible Lens
iso 1250, f2, 1/180 sec

The action must have been contagious.
Dance, by Reed A. George
Leica M9, Leica Summitar 5cm f2 Collapsible Lens
iso 1250, f2.8, 1/125 sec
 
As the show drew to an end and I headed home, I caught this view of small town America as I turned around for one more look.
End of the Show, by Reed A. George
Leica M9, Leica Summitar 5cm f2 Collapsible Lens
iso 1250, f2, 1/60 sec
Great fun. As I mentioned above, you'll be seeing some film pics from the Konica I as I get them scanned and online.
 
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