Well I have had a long layoff on my 4x5x365 project. Originally I planned shoot one 4×5 photo per day. That wasn’t practical at all. So I planned to shoot several 4×5 photos at once, and then post one per day. That lasted a bit longer but again proved unsustainable with my schedule and life. Soooo, now I have changed my plan again – I am just trying to get to 365 photos of 4×5 film. Maybe I can make that happen!
July 4 is always a big time in Edmond, the city where I live in central Oklahoma. We have what USA Today says is one of the top 10 Independence Day parades in the USA! It is always crowed, and I recently started riding my bicycle a LOT while trying to improve my health. I traded in my old Softride road bike for a new Fuji mountain bike in the spring, and rigged up some nice panniers and rack. So I decided to toss my 4×5 camera on my bike, ride to the parade, and shoot this even with my large format rig.
First up is this shot of a couple who’s Ford Model A car broke down during the parade. They parked behind me during the parade so I just turned my camera around and took their photo – after asking them to pose for me. I wish I had gotten their car more in the photo but there just wasn’t enough room or time to get the picture.
I shot this with my Toyo VX-125 film camera on Kodak TMAX-100 film – my favorite black and white film stock.