The past several weeks have been exciting ones as I have embarked on a large format photography project. I now have a Tachihara 4x5 field camera and a Schneider Symmar 150mm convertible lens to go with it. I am building my skill set with film holders, light meters, release cables, tripods and the like and liking what I see. I've taken some photos in the Sycamore Canyon Park area in Claremont, scanned the results, one of which you see here. I'll be revisiting this area and exploring further.