Enticing this horse closer with some feed in my left hand, I used my camera auto-everything with my other hand. Using a wide-angle zoom setting created this intriguingly distorted portrait. This image is my entry for the Alive for 365 project this week.
This was one of the first images I took with my then-new Pentax Z-1 / PZ-1 camera. I had dropped my beloved Pentax Super-A onto hard concrete from my camera bag and utterly destroyed it. What better way to console yourself by replacing a good camera with something spectacular. In fact, I’d still rate the Pentax Z-1 / PZ-1 as one of the best cameras I’ve ever used.
[ Pentax Z-1; Pentax-FA 28-80mm f3.5-4.7 / Fujichrome RDP 100 / 81A warming filter ]
[ Hermanus, South Africa / Sept '92 ]