On The Road to Pinnacles
While in Northern California in February 2018 my sister suggested I make a visit to Pinnacles National Park near Soledad.
Shooting Square in San Jose
Shooting square refers to the film size used, 120mm and 200mm film. Think Hasselblad, Rollei, Yashica and even Plaubel (although this one used the same film, it framed a rectangle). It was also larger format in that it inherently rendered in higher quality due to its negative size: 2 1/4 inches wide.
I am back from California and am giving a talk at the Griffin Museum in Winchester on a workshop I am teaching at Martha's Vineyard this coming June.
We flew out of the airport at Santa Rosa a couple of days ago, about an hour north of San Francisco, in late February, from an airstrip on an old military base. I figure a Cessna 172 needs about 10% of the length of this old runway designed for transport planes. ZIP, we were up and almost right away flying over unspeakable misery, loss, pain, and death.