Lemon Drinka

Every year I try to make the pilgrimage to the annual Kutztown Folk Festival. It is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America. This nine-day event draws visitors from all over the world. The festival provides insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. I try to keep a low profile and thought the small but mighty Olympus PEN-F would be my camera of choice for this visit. It clearly did not disappoint. I used the prime M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens for all of the images.


















4 Responses to “Lemon Drinka”

  1. July 6, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Dear Frank,
    As a long time K’town resident ’72-’92, your photographs of the “folk Festival” brought back many fond memories. The images (excellent as always!) took me back to a special time in my life. From working the festival as a college student through starting my own photography/video business, this was a time of growth from late adolescence into adulthood: and now a semi-retired landscape photographer and gallery owner in Selkirk, Scotland (where God comes to paint with ligh!), the series was very special for me.
    Thanks for the memories!

    Your Friend,
    Michael A. Fitch

    • July 6, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Michael, Thanks for the very kind comments and I’m glad I was able spark some good memories for you. It is a very special place. Thanks again and please keep in touch….

  2. July 6, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Looks like a fabulous time, Frank! I agree, the Pen-F and the M Zuiko Premium line of prime lenses are perfect for a walk-about without getting undue attention. Although more than once, I’ll have someone come up and nod approvingly and say something like “Ah, film, very cool!”. I find that the Pen-F also seems to put people at ease and put a smile on their face (almost like holding a puppy!). Thanks for sharing your festival images, it makes me want to head up to PA this weekend!

    • July 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Stan, Good to hear from you and thanks for the nice comments. I totally agree with you about putting people at ease. It’s not to late to run to PA. The festival runs through this weekend.

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