Sespe, by Paul Roark

Along Highway 33 above Ojai, CA, one finds a number of both nice and sometimes unusual scenes. The above suggests different things to different people. In fact, it's just a fallen tree along the Sespe Creek.

This photo has always been a favorite of mine, in part because it was about the first shot I took with my then-new Rollie SL66. Unlike most medium format shooters, I bought only the 150 mm Sonnar lens at first. The film used was the late, great Panatomic X. Kodak killed that and has now killed my current favorite, Technical Pan. Alas, the chip is taking over. This time, however, I bought enough TP to last for a few more years.

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