I broke my Pentax 6x7 earlier in the summer, and while Peter’s Camera Repair in Grand Rapids fixed it promptly, it took me forever to get up there and pick it up, and even longer to get around to testing it. Yesterday I grabbed the only available model and ran a roll of Agfa APX 400 through it.
It works fine! The cat is no doubt contemplating the irony of an empty treat ball and a human attendant who points a black box at him that periodically makes a loud clanking sound…
Pentax 6x7, Takumar 105mm f2.4. Hand held at 1/60th and f4.5. Click on the image for a much larger view.
I was sitting my garden a few weeks ago and spotted a hummingbird among the flowers - a rare site in my urban environ. I came back a few minutes later with camera and a 400mm lens. The hummingbird did not return but after a while I heard a rustling overhead and saw this chickadee hanging on the the downspout…
So I managed to put the long lens to good use after all!
Pentax K-3, Tokina ATX 400 f5.6. Click on the image for a much larger file.
Another small park in Maryland. Mallows Bay is home to a scuttled fleet of WWI vessels that were sunk in shallow waters to create a wildlife refuge. Here is the road leading into the park (click on the image for a larger file):
Here is one of the scuttled ships, as seen from the shore:
Infrared converted Pentax K10D with DA 17-70 lens.
Here is a shot of one of the sunken vessels found a little closer to shore:
And here a decrepit dock right near that sunken boat:
The latter two non-infrared color photos taken with Pentax K3 and DA 17-70 lens.