Love’s Labour’s Lost

Walking through the Fitchburg State University campus this June, I came across a rehearsal, for an outdoor stage production. The campus is usually very quiet, until summer courses start-up in earnest. After talking to the director of The Fitchburg Theatre Company, I was invited to a performance. A few weeks later, in late June, I enjoyed a performance of a not so well-known Shakespeare comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost. I took the F3, and while I had a whole bag of lenses, the 135 f/2.8 was the glass of necessity here. These frames are from one of my last rolls of beloved Kodak Plus-X. Live stage plays can make for some very pleasing results-

Flute Player, And A Pirate.

Flute Player, And A Pirate.

The 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor is known as the definitive portrait lens, but the extra reach and compression of the 135 really can work out nicely as well.

The 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor is known as the definitive portrait lens, but the extra reach and compression of the 135 really can work out nicely as well.

The 135 also boasts fantastic contrast.

The 135 also boasts fantastic contrast.

Handheld at slower shutter speeds can be done, although modern day VR here would have been nice.

Handheld at slower shutter speeds can be done, although modern-day VR here would have been nice.

Despite slow shutter speeds, some motion blur, and ISO/ASA 125, still managed to stay fairly sharp.

Despite slow shutter speeds, some motion blur, and ISO/ASA 125, still managed to stay fairly sharp.

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