Crane's Nest Inlet section of Promised Land State Park in Greentown, Pennsylvania. When I stopped to shoot this area the first time in 2013 I was focusing the camera when I heard some grumbling and rustling off to my right. Peaking my head out from under the focusing cloth I found a black bear was crossing the road between me and my car which was parked about two hundred feet south. The bear looked at me in mid-stride and kept on going on his way to the other side of the forest. It still ranks as one of the coolest things that has happened to me while photographing. No bears were spotted on more recent trips to the state park.
Sakai Toyo 5x7" large format metal field camera with 4x5" film back.
150mm Caltar-S II F 5.6 lens in Copal BT shutter.
Circular polarizing filter on lens.
Kodak Ektar 100 color negative film shot at ISO 100.
1/4th second at F45.
Developed using Unicolor C-41 color developing kit and Beseler 8x10 color print drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base.
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.