I once again attended the US Cavalry Competition in old Fort Reno, just west of the Oklahoma town of El Reno. This time I took my grandsons Charlie and Jamison Pratt and let them shoot the event with my Nikon Z digital cameras. I have photographed the event several times and have plenty of great […]
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Last week I took my recently repaired Pentax 67 to my grandson Charlie Pratt’s little league baseball game. I had purchased a Pentax 300mm F4 lens for my 67 right before I broke the meter chain, so I had not had a chance to use it for almost a year. I was eager to see […]
I have been thinking about upgrading my small portable lighting kit from two Nikon SB-800 speedlights to something a bit more capable. I have used Speedlights for years and even developed my own modifiers for them. Back before speedlight modifiers were readily available, I would create snoots out of paper towel rolls, soft boxes out […]
My best friend Tommy Bolton organizes several motorcycle drag races each year. This time he organized “Soul in the Valley” at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, Oklahoma. I love photographing sunset races there, since the sun sets right off the end of the track, giving me the opportunity to take some beautiful pictures that show […]
Last year, several local merchants started Edmond Bike Night at the Railyard in downtown Edmond. I usually try to attend, often riding my Suzuki DRZ-400 or BMW F650GS. This time I brought my Nikon Z6 camera and an old Nikon 105 F2.5 AIS manual-focus lens for some pictures. I had to use the Nikon FT2 […]
Taking action photos with a 4×5 rail camera is always a challenge. I set up on this turn and hoped I would get some action with the long road in the background and some riders in the foreground. I was pretty happy with how this one turned out – no blurring despite shooting at ISO-100, […]
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Me and a 50
I used my recently acquired Nikon F3HP and Nikkor 50mm F1.2 lens to capture film images at a mountain bike race at Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner riding area.
We were hanging around the pool at Kay’s brother’s house in Hot Springs. I had just purchased my Nikon F3HP film camera and used it to capture this picture of her brother Rick and his wife Pamela on Kodak TMAX-100 film. I was just learning the ins and out’s of the F3HP on this trip.
I took this photo of my daughter-in-law Cheryl Pratt and my granddaughter Kaitlyn Reber while at a 4th of July celebration in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We were hanging around the swimming pool and I had my recently purchased Nikon F3HP film camera and a 50mm 1.8 lens. I shot this on Kodak TMAX-100 film.