My usual cohorts and I went out shooting a short while back. I suggested we go to a salvage yard where we could find some photos of some machinery and fun rusty things.
Afterwards we continued on to an abandoned farmhouse that I once spotted in my travels. We jumped a gate and dodged cow droppings and found a few things to shoot.
Of particular note is the kerosene refrigerator, the Frankenberry and Woody Woodpeckerstickers, the brylcreem jar, and the pharmaceutical bottles (one of which is a tonic). I’m guessing that this place has been abandoned since the 70′s or 80′s, but I suspect that somebody had been slumming it there for a while afterwards.
Anyway, on to the photos. I took off the flarey Yashinon that I had been using earlier and swapped it with the Pentacon 30mm ƒ3.5. This lens is a bit uninspiring, also fairly soft. It has fair colours, low contrast and a reasonable amount of chroma. Focus ring is smooth, if a little stiff and the aperture works like a treat. It’s the same lens as the Meyer Optik Lydith 30mm, rebranded to Pentacon in 1968 after a takeover. The copy I have isn’t in amazing condition, however I don’t think that a mint condition copy would make much difference to the end product.
Interestingly I was tossing up between this lens and another when I happened across this one for a too-good-to-pass-over price. In the end I wish I had’ve found the other lens. I will be sourcing it as soon as I can scrape together some more funds. More on that later when I find a copy
On to the photography… The photos are very average. They needed quite a bit of post processing to make them “good” and even then nothing exceptionally special. I am glad, however that I was able to document the farmhouse before it’s demolished. That farmhouse is somebody’s history, their childhood. I wonder who and where they are now.
Till next time,