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From the Archive: Weekend Warriors - Massachusetts National Guard circa 1978

March 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

warrior-1Leica M5 w/ 50 mm Summilux

One of the highlights of my early career was to follow a group of North Shore National Guard troops as they did their one weekend a month commitment at Fort Devens in Ayer MA. It was a great experience and I will never forget it.  At the time I had an old college friend that was stationed at Devens and it was great to see him. He had been stationed in Korea and had recently been moved to Devens so it was a great treat to be able to stay with him for the weekend.

For this assignment I brought along three Leica cameras. The Leicaflex SL, Leica M3, and Leica M5. The lenses that I brought along were the Leica 50 mm Summilux, 35 mm Summicron, the 90 mm Tele Elmarit and the Leica 280 mm for the Leicaflex. This lens was originally made for the Visoflex housing. 

So off I went with about ten rolls of film which I found out later was not quite enough for the whole weekend. The images are really a collection of images from the weekend and not a complete story. At that time I really had no dea what I was doing as far as story telling goes so I just have a few good images. I am missing a few because I don't know where the negatives might be. All of the images were scanned from prints I had  in the archive. They were then pulled into Lightroom and post processed in Silver Efex Pro using different presets. Check out the slideshow below of all the images in the set.

 


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