I like the challenge of take action photos with my Toyo View VX-125 large-format film camera. It is not an easy thing to do since the camera has to mount to a tripod so no panning or following the action. Instead I have to anticipate where the action might occur and try to set up my camera in advance of the potential action.
In this case, I set up right in front of the start of the Mid-South 100 bicycle race in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I had a good spot and what I thought was a good composition. However, it seems that I put the film holder in the wrong spot and inadvertently exposed the film a second time – a double exposure. I guess it turned out kind of cool, but I would have preferred to have a well-timed action shot of the start of the race. Oh well, that is why shooting 4×5 film is so interesting – because it is so challenging to get everything right. And I get bored taking static shots, so shooting action shots makes it even more challenging.
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