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.
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.