Leica Along the Kall Trail

Mr_Flibble

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Aug 16, 2013
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The Lowlands
Rick
Last Saturday (5 nov), I went on a small hiking trip with a fellow camera fiend.
It was a bit of an off-the-cuff thing;
"Wanna go to Hürtgenwald this weekend?" "Sure".
It kind of spiraled out of control from that point. I remember drinking a lot of beer, eating a lot of pizza and schnitzels and playing too much Playstation 4 and not getting enough sleep.
Anyway, I'll stick to our Saturday spent in the German Eifel area.

The Kall Trail is a winding forest path between the towns of Vossenack and Schmidt. It was the only (barely) traversable route for American tanks during the 5 month battle of Hürtgen forest. The area is littered with old foxholes and other signs of war.

Leica M-E with Voigtländer 35mm f/1.7 Ultron:

1. Leaving Vossenack and entering the Kall valley
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2. Moss
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3. Slate
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4. Coffee break
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5. Sherman track
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6. Oakleaf (crop)
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7. Mestrenger Mühle
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8. Nearly back at Vossenack (crop)
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Leica IIIc with Leitz 5cm f/2.5 Hektor:

9. Kall Bridge
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10. Tank Tracks
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Along the walk it became clear I'm really not used to shooting a 35mm like the Ultron at all. I needed to constant reposition myself closer to the subjects to adjust the composition. I'll need to play with it some more before I grow comfortable with it, or just stick to 50mm/75mm lenses.
 

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