One hundred shots! Whoopee! Nothing special on this image unfortunately, just another shot of the Rio Grande River just west of Arroyo Hondo in New Mexico. This view is looking south of the John Dunn Bridge over the Rio Grande River. I tried to capture the leading line of the river going into the frame. I wish I had used a filter to darken the sky, but oh well. Once again this was shot on Ilford HP5 that I thought was TMAX-100 film so the image was overexposed, but I was able to save it during scanning. Shot on my Toyo VX-125 4×5 film camera using my Rodenstock 135mm lens.
I drove north from Arroyo Hondo and stopped at a trout hatchery on the Rio Grande River and took this photo. It is a creek feeding the Rio Grande, but I can’t remember the name of the creek. I shot this from a foot bridge over the creek using my Toyo VX-125 4×5 film camera with a Rodenstock 135 mm lens on Ilford HP5 film.
This past summer I spent some time photographing the wheat harvest across Oklahoma. Most of my images were shot with my Nikon digital equipment, but I did grab a few shots with my 1970’s era Pentax 67 film camera. This is my favorite medium format film camera I have used and I have several lenses to fit it. Back in the day when I was shooting film I never used a Pentax 67, instead mostly using a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II or Mamiya 645 1000s. I didn’t discover Pentax until about 2012 when I wandered into Baker Photo in Yukon and my friend Hank had one sitting in the case with a beautiful 165 F2.8 lens. One look through that lens sold me on the camera and the 165 is still one of my favorite lenses of all time. It is bright, clear, easy to focus, and not so huge I can’t handle it easily, and most importantly, the camera handles just like my Nikon DSLR equipment.
So anyway, I have been shooting mostly black and white film in my Pentax, and primarily Kodak TMAX-100 or TMAX-400 film. These were all shot near Brahman Oklahoma while I was photographing on the Day farm.
Here is a shot of the John Dunn Bridge over the Rio Grande River just west of Arroyo Hondo in New Mexico. I shot this from the cliffs overlooking the Rio Grande River to the west. Once again I used my Toyo VX-125 film camera with a Rodenstock 135mm lens and shot on Ilford HP5 film which I thought was Kodak TMAX-100 – hence this image was 2 stops overexposed but I was able to recover the image in Photoshop.
My wife and I recently went skiing in Red River, New Mexico. One day while she was on the slopes I went out with my Toyo VX-125 view camera to shoot some pictures. I THOUGHT I was loaded up with mostly Kodak TMAX-100 but it seems I was mistaken and had a lot of Alford HP5 loaded – hence I ended up with a lot of overexposed images. Luckily I was able to recover images from most of the sheets but the pictures were not as strong as I expected.
This first shot is the gulch that runs from Arroyo Hondo to the John Dunn Bridge over the Rio Grande River. There was snow on the ground in places. I had hoped to see the mountains in the background in this photo but they were overexposed and difficult to recover.