[Mack505] Week 43 – Dedication

This week covers the dedication of my FD’s new ladder truck. We’ve developed a tradition where each new apparatus carries the name of a past member or members. Ladder 1 is the first all-new aerial ladder the department has ever owned, and it carries the name of Senator Cornelius Haley who was instrumental in the founding of the RFD back in 1927.

Alas I made 2 mistakes this week. Firstly I used a lens from my wife’s digital Nikon on my N65. Although the mounts align, the lens does not have “full frame” coverage. The result is a strongly vignetted fish-eye effect and a slightly missed focus point. Secondly I handed the camera to a family member so that I could join in the group photo. She assumed it was digital and wasted half the roll on multiple versions of the same image. Grrrr.

I am happy with the images I did get. Enjoy.

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

RFD ladder dedication

Camera: Nikon N65

Lens: Sigma Zoom DC 18-125mm/f3.8-5.6

Film: Hawkeye traffic surveillance film

Developed & scanned at home.

 

3 thoughts on “[Mack505] Week 43 – Dedication

  1. Hi Mack505, I have really enjoyed these glimpses into life around your work place, they are often a quite intimate view of a place you clearly love.
    I don’t mind the vignetting on these ones, it goes well with the film feel for some reason. I have a lens attachment that does that, at least it does it on all the focal lengths I have attached it to so far!
    Looks like you are nearly done your 2015 project. Do you have 2016 plans as well?

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