Once again I am back on my 4x5x365 project of posting one 4×5 image per day. I haven’t been able to do post these consecutively but trying to get 365 large format images the best way I can.
Today I am posting a photo I took last fall at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble during a Friday night “Test and Tune” session. Drag racers from the area bring their bikes and cars to the strip and basically just test all evening. Shooting a fast moving sport like drag racing using an old fashioned 4×5 camera is not all that easy. I basically set up my camera on a tripod and waited for the action to appear in front of my lens.
This is an alcohol rail dragster. These things run in the 6 second range and are seriously LOUD! Fun to watch and difficult to photograph with an old film camera, but lots of fun.
I shot this on my Toyo VRX-125 4×5 camera with a Rodenstock 135 F5.6 lens. I don’t remember the settings and I think I am shooting Alford HP5 film.