It takes some moxie to stop strangers walking in a park and ask to take their picture. This is certainly out-of-character for me, but if I want to get some decent portraits, I have to push myself to ask. Most people agree, many have seen me riding or running the trails of Mitch Park over the past 5 years, but some people prefer not to have their picture taken, and I respect their wishes. It is fun for me to push myself and try to get some interesting images of people out walking or running at the park.
Today I was once again shooting with my boat-anchor Pentax 67 and a 105mm F2.4 lens. This lens is one of the best lens ever produced, by any manufacturer, for any camera, and is the reason many people buy a Pentax 67. I was also shooting on Ilford Delta 100 rather than my normal Kodak TMAX-100, and believe it or not, I think now prefer Ilford Delta 100. It seems to provide better tonal range that is easier to scan and adjust for the right contrast. Black and white film is very forgiving, and Delta 100 seems even more forgiving than TMAX-100. I developed in the same Kodak D76 developer I always use. Don’t want to change up too much at once.