Sunday, April 27, 2008

Friday in Old Town

Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A visit to UNM's Maxwell Museum provided an opportunity to use my Kodak Duo Six-20, and to add a page on it to the vintage cameras section of my web site.
    I have had the camera for a while, but put off shooting it because I have been averse to re-rolling 120 film onto the old metal 620 spools - something that is a must for the Duo Six-20. It turns out to be easier than I imagined, partly I think because I used a couple of the 620 spools, and rolling onto one and then back to another with the same core diameter avoids any buckling problem.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I never pass up a chance to photograph these old planes. They really seem to fly out of history into the present time.
    The aircraft should really be photographed in their natural environment, high above the earth. Lacking the opportunity to do that, I try to portray them in compositions with a dynamic quality which suggests their grace in action.
    I also often include people in the scenes, sometimes as current-day observers like me, but often they are there to give some perspective on the relationship of the men and machines of the era. In a few cases, as with the B-17 pilot in this series, the people are links or stand-ins for those who flew in these aircraft a long time ago.

Pentax Spotmatic ,
Super-Takumar f3.5/24mm

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A big day for Santa Fe 2926
The Governor showed up at the site along with other notables to lend support to the establishment of a rolling museum to be pulled around the state by the restored locomotive. I don't always enjoy these kind of events, but this one was fun because it was politics-light, and because of the fine organization and enthusiasm of the 2926 restoration crew.

Pentax Spotmatic , Mamiya/Sekor f2.8/135mm

Thursday, April 03, 2008