Chimney Rock and the Ghost Ranch are probably going to be a recurring theme in this stage of my photographic journey. It is very hard to find a landscape location in New Mexico with more context. Perhaps even in all the American southwest. So, another entry, this one taken with a Pentax 645 medium format film camera. I’ve had this camera since February 2009 and have quite a bit of cash and sweat equity invested in it. I’ve lugged it and its lenses and flash attachment over many, many miles of desert terrain across four states and have spent a small fortune on film and processing and prints and scans, not to mention buying my own film scanner. And this is it, the one image that pleases me from the whole lot.
To say that my medium format experiment is not going well is an understatement; however, this one shows me what might be if I can relearn the craft of film photography before it bankrupts me. And If there is to be just one, I am happy it occurred at Ghost Ranch.
Pentax 645, Velvia 50 film, Pentax 45mm lens, settings not recorded.