After photographing the snowmobiles, I turned around and shot this photo of a snow cat machine. I inadvertently overexposed the image but was still able to recover a usable image thanks to the wide latitude of Kodak TMAX-100 film. This is on the outskirts of Red River, New Mexico shot on my Toyo VX-125 film camera.
While I was out and about shooting my Toyo VX-125 film camera near Red River, New Mexico, I drove up a road out of town and came to a dead end – Snowmobiles only. I have ridden my motorcycle up this trail several times in the summer but have yet to jump on a snowmobile and give it a whirl. I set up quickly and grabbed this picture on Kodak TMAX-100 film.
Next up is this sheet of Ilford HP5 I shot just west of the John Dunn Bridge over the Rio Grande River. I was there taking pictures with my Toyo VX-125 4×5 film camera when these three people pulled up and started chatting with me. One of them said he mother used to use a view camera and he knew a few of the terms. They asked if I would mind taking their picture. Why sure, I would love to take your picture!!
Now for some people in my 4×5 film shots. I LOVE shooting people. Nearly all my commercial and editorial work involves photographing people. Today is my photo of my wife Kay and her friend Connie Hamilton on our recent ski trip to Red River, New Mexico. Kay (right) is an expert level skier. I can hang with her except when we hit the double black diamonds of death slopes, where she just bops away from my while I am trying not die.
I shot this right before they jumped on the lifts in the morning. I had skied the day before but has heading out to shoot with my view camera and grabbed this photo of them before I left. I quickly set up my Toyo VX-125 4×5 film camera with my Rodenstock 135 mm lens and loaded a sheet of Kodak TMAX-100 film.
Last year I took my Pentax 67 to the drag races at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, Oklahoma and shot a bit of Kodak TMAX-400 film. I also shot with my 4×5 film camera but that is another post. The Pentax was a joy to shoot with and I tried to capture pictures that looked timeless and that might have been taken in 1970 rather than 2015. I can’t remember the lens I used for these pics but I am guessing either the 90mm or maybe 45 although I think 45 would be way too wide for these photos. I was very pleased with how these turned out.