My second shoot with the amazing Angelique (A.K.A. Frenchie) yielded some great images. We shot at and around the Grist Mill at Norris, TN, a location that provided plenty of shade from the harsh light and ridiculous heat of the early afternoon (95F and very humid), but unfortunately not the mosquitoes!
Although I packed my small selection of lenses for the Leica M3, I ended up using the Summicron for over 90% of the shots. I guess I’m just a 50mm kind of guy!
A quick word about using the Leica on this shoot. As much as I love shooting medium and large format, and also my Nikon F3 kit, it’s been a revelation using this small, compact rangefinder system. I can fit a complete five lens outfit, with accessories and plenty of film, into a small Domke shoulder bag (F6). It’s great for location use and means I can be completely mobile while photographing. With my larger systems, I usually find myself having to dump the large bags they require on the ground before being able to shoot, but with the Leica I can simply work out of the bag on my shoulder without it impeding my ability to get the shot. Very refreshing!
More images of Frenchie can be found here.
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