Strawberry farm with the Oly 75/1.8 (and X100)

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Armanius, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    My wife and I jetted down to Froberg Farm in Alvin, Texas to pick some strawberries. Our second time there. Weather was perfect for the day with the nature. During our first stint to Froberg about two years ago, I was armed with the Pentax K5 with the FA35mm f2 lens, and the Panasonic GH2 with the 45-200. Things change quickly! I'm now hitched. And this time, I was armed with the OMD with the 75/1.8 and the X100. Most of the photos were taken with the OMD, but I went ahead and included the X100 photos in here anyway. I'm sure y'all will be able to tell which photo came from which camera. Most photos were cropped. The photos with the OMD were heavily cropped to zoom in closer to the subjects.

    Arriving at the parking lot, and seeing myself 20 years from now.


    Teenagers nowadays. Talking instead of working. Been there myself. Note the woman with the Canon G on the left! I also saw another lady with an EPL1. Observations from the gear addict in me.


    Break time.


    Potatoes are cheap. We should have bought some that day!


    Entry way back into the storefront for folks returning from the strawberry field with the strawberries in hand.


    After a long day of work, a little yawn.


    The cute couple. She reminds me of ... never mind!


    The missus hard at work while I fool around with the camera.


    He hasn't paid for the strawberries yet!


    "I told you once and I'll tell you again -- only big ones!!!"


    Yeah, I chopped the guy's head off.


    I thought that this photo would make a great ad for the strawberry farm ... if she had filled the buckets with strawberries. I suppose I could always photoshop some strawberries into it.


    Close up with the 75mm.


    Using the handy Leatherman that I gave her.

    View attachment 271110

    "Stop taking photos of me! My hair is messy!!"

    View attachment 271111

    Never noticed before that strawberry plants have flowers!


    I strategically cropped out part of the photo on this one! Keeping it G rated.


    Lots of crop on this one too. Trying to get closer up to the lady taking the photo.


    This lady did not seem to enjoy the experience. Her group left at the same time we did, and she seemed very unhappy. Probably because they didn't give her a bucket.


    On the other hand, they were pretty happy -- particularly the kiddo.


    Mandatory shallow DOF strawberry photo.

    View attachment 271117

    "Put the camera away."

    View attachment 271118

    The fruits of the labor.

  2. dhewie84

    dhewie84 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Nice pictures. I believe all fruits come from flowers. :thumbup:
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Shows how much I know about fruits and plants! I could never even keep a rosemary bush alive, and it's supposed to be easy to grow rosemary!
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.