Last week in view camera land. . . . .

Speaking of large format photography, last week I finally managed to get out with my Kodak 33a View Camera. The heat had been keeping me from hauling around anything larger than a Holga, but it was my birthday and for whatever reason I decided that large-formatting was exactly what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to go far for it, but fortunately in my town you don’t have to go very far to find the kind of place I like to photograph with a big camera.

Round Rock Sept 5th 2019 kodak 33a (6 of 7).jpg

This water is part of Brushy Creek, just across Chisholm Trail from the landmark that my town is named after, the round rock itself. If you’re interested, you can read more about it here. As I’m writing this, it occurs to me that I grew up in a town that had an important Chisholm Trail crossing as well, none other than the Waco Suspension Bridge . You always end up exactly where you’re meant to be.

Two more views of Brushy Creek at Chisholm Trail, which highlight the slight technical difficulty I had that day (unbeknownst to me at the time of course). My view camera has seen some miles, prior to my owning it, and the lens board doesn’t always fit in as well as it should. Either I managed to photograph ghosts, or there was a light leak. While I was fairly disappointed, I decided not to worry about it and embrace the wisps of sun that crept in.

The Round Rock

The Round Rock