One Day Photo Excursion - New Mexico and Texas

A selection of digital, film (35mm and medium format) photographs from my one day excursion of White Sands National Park, Aguirre Springs, and Mesilla, NM as well as some street shots of El Paso, TX.  Hope you enjoy.

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).