I was driving home from Sulphur, Oklahoma, and ran across this old steel bridge in the middle of a farm field. I had seen and photographed this before but had my Toyo View VX-125 monorail camera with me so decided to stop and get a picture on film.
At least I got one decent 4×5 large-format film picture at the start of the Mid-South gravel bike race. I was fairly happy with this photo. It shows the smoke from the pyrotechnics at the start of the race. As usual with a 4×5 monorail camera with no viewfinder, I had to set up where […]
I was fairly happy with this 4×5 image from the start of the Mid-South gravel bicycle race in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I had taken an image of the actual start, but later found out I had double-exposed the image. This one is a bit later when much of the pack had already moved past my vantage […]
Sometimes my 4x5x365 photos work out and sometimes they don’t. This one is a usable image, but not all that happy with the composition. I was trying to capture the long road behind the riders, but it is difficult to frame up the photo when you don’t know exactly where they will be and you […]
Despite all my practice at shooting 4×5 film, I still make the occasional mistake such as loading my film in the film holder incorrectly.