Out of town visitors often provide a handy excuse to visit Albuquerque's tourist spots. Thursday morning found us heading up to the summit of the Sandias on the tram.
The temperature at the bottom was nearing sixty degrees, and it was still pretty nice when we got to the top. However, the winds were kicking in and it was announced as we stepped off the car that no further trips would be made that day to the top of the mountain.
I shot a roll of Fuji 200 color during the trip in my FED 3, a Cold War era camera on which I had mounted my Industar-61, a sophisticated leica-thread-mount lens that was still in production up to a few years ago. Unfortunately, neither camera nor lens is in very good condition, and I got inconsistent and somewhat disappointing results from the pair. I'll need to do a thorough over-haul on both the camera and the lens before I can get anywhere near what I think they are capable of delivering. The problem is that I've got several other Russian cameras and lenses that are proven performers, and I will likely have some motivational issues with getting to the Industar and the FED any time soon.