Nature & City: Tech Pan Adventure

Following is a small collection of photographs taken on a same day in the New Mexico wilderness - in the morning -  on the eastern side of Organ Mountains, NM - Aguirre Springs Natural Area, and - in the afternoon - on the streets of El Paso, TX.  I think, in some ways, this bi-polar approach to the location selection is due to my love of both nature and city life.  One offers solitude and a natural formation of elements, where as the other offers the human element and planned, designed formations of elements. One photograph, the tire tracks, is actually from the third location - White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.  Perhaps not the most usual perspective on this location, but I enjoyed it.  

On the technical side, I recently acquired a new 35mm camera - Contax RX with a 45mm f/2.8 Tessar Zeiss T* lens, so I was eager to try it out.  Film loaded in the camera was now difficult to find Kodak Technical Pan, developed with Xtol 1:3 @ 12 minutes (very harsh, high contrast results).