Friday, August 1, 2014

Roll: Into the Woods

Last weekend, Aaron and I explored LaBagh Woods, a forest preserve in northern Chicago. Labagh Woods is a small, claustrophobic preserve that has a somewhat sinister reputation. The woods are a known hangout of unruly teenagers, gangs, and even cults (severed pig heads have been found on multiple occasions slightly off the trails). Graffiti covers many of the trees, bridges, and signs in the preserve. A number of murders and suicides have also occurred in Labagh Woods, and some say the forest is haunted.

While I doubt the woods are haunted, I did have a bit of an uneasy feeling while exploring LaBagh. I brought along my newly acquired Pentax MX, which is in much better condition than the previous MX I owned. I mostly used the 50mm F/1.7 lens that came with the camera, but also used my 24mm F/2.8 for a few shots.

My "new" MX, with 50mm F/1.7 Lens

Here some of my better photos from our trip to LaBagh. Everything was shot on Kodak Tri-X 400.

LaBagh was a fun place to spend a few hours. I recommend taking a walk through the woods... as long as you visit during the day. Thanks for looking!