Ahh, I like this image. Simple. I wish it had a tractor plowing a field, or better yet, a team of horses plowing a field, but they were nowhere in site. It was getting dark and I wanted to grab something before the sun set as I passed through Homestead, Oklahoma southwest of Enid, so this was the best thing I could find on short notice. I figured out that my Toyo 45a with the Rodenstock 150 mm lens is causing some artifacts on my images when I shift the lens all the way up, so for this picture I tilted the camera rather than shifted the lens, hence the keystoning effect of the elevator. If I shot it on my Toyo VRX-125 I think I could have fixed that, although it could be a function of my lens. Hopefully I will figure that out by shooting a lot of 4×5 over the next year.
About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.