Simple Clicks – Olympus 75mm f/1.8

Interior of the greenhouse at Hillside Farms in Dallas, PA, on the afternoon of 04 August 2012.

Just a few odds and ends shots taken with the new Olympus 75mm f/1.8.  As I mentioned before, I’ve only had a few days to work with it, but it is one seriously impressive lens.  These shots don’t really fit in anywhere else, but I liked them enough to want to share them.  I especially like the image above, of the greenhouse interior.  I’d love to get a model in there under these same lighting conditions.  A girl in a quasi-vintage dress would look really great in this setting.  Note to self on that one…

Moths alight on flowers along Boyle Road in Dallas, PA, on the afternoon of 04 August 2012.

Wild backberries grow along Boyle Road in Dallas, PA, on the afternoon of 04 August 2012.

We went blackberry picking over the weekend.  It’s a nostalgic activity for me, as I grew up with miles of powerlines behind my house, which were filled with wild fruit bushes.  Blackberries and raspberries were the most common, but if you knew where to look (and we did), you could get plenty of low-bush blueberries in later summer, and even a few handfuls of wild strawberries.  Although those are so tiny that it was hard to pick them without squishing them between your fingers, and it took a whole palm-full to get a good taste.  I’ve always thought that wild berries are well worth the effort of picking, and even a few bramble scratches; they taste so much better than any you buy in the stores.

A barn cattries to keep cool at Hillside Farms in Dallas, PA, on the afternoon of 04 August 2012.

Barn cats earn their keep, but this guy was just trying to stay cool in the afternoon heat.  A few minutes later a storm broke overhead.  We got drenched just going from the farm shop to the car, but I’m sure he was back in a barn before the first drop hit.

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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  1. Dude quit posting images from the 75. I’m starting to lust after it more than the 75-300 :). Looks like a winner for certain!

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