Vieil Armand

Last Friday, our freshmen class went on a field trip to the WWI tren­ches on a hill in Haut-​Rhin, ne­ar whe­re my pa­rents li­ve. The we­at­her was hor­ri­ble. It was cold and rai­ny, and my socks we­re damp. Was pret­ty de­pres­sing. But, I got to bring al­ong one of the yearbook’s ca­me­ras; their old Nikon D1x with a 50mm f/1.8 pri­me on it. It re­al­ly sucks bat­te­ry li­fe and two of the three bat­te­ries that I broug­ht didn’t work, so I couldn’t shoot at the end of the trip. There we­re ti­mes when I wis­hed I had a lon­ger fo­cal length, but in ge­ne­ral, the pri­me sa­tis­fied my needs. I’ll get the pic­tu­res up in the gal­le­ry even­tu­al­ly. EDIT: They are now up.

4 Responses to “Vieil Armand”


  • Didn’t re­a­li­ze that “tren­ches” me­ant Vieille Armand!  We should ha­ve stop­ped by and said “hi!”

    Perhaps you should put your pic­tu­res as your “tren­ches re­flecti­ons” for World History eh?!

  • Thought the vehi­cle with new bar­bed wi­re in it was interesting…think they’re pas­sing it off as gen­ui­ne WWI bar­bed wi­re?
    With such low lig­ht, good thing you had a 1.8 lens!

  • [quo­te comment=””]Thought the vehi­cle with new bar­bed wi­re in it was interesting…think they’re pas­sing it off as gen­ui­ne WWI bar­bed wi­re? With such low lig­ht, good thing you had a 1.8 lens![/quote]
    Actually, the­re was plen­ty of lig­ht, and a small depth of field would’ve been de­t­ri­men­tal in get­ting the fo­cus rig­ht.

  • KILLER rain­bow pic!  But I would ha­ve li­ked to ha­ve seen a trench! (I’ve not been the­re yet.)

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