A little high-key experimental look for today's entry in the project. I don't often shoot this look but I figured I'd give it a try with some dead branches I broke off a plant in our snow encased back yard. The hatred for Winter continues...
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in a Copal B shutter. Carl-Zeiss Softar-1 filter on lens to add some edge softness.
Film: Fuji Super HR-T 30 medium speed green sensitive X-Ray film. Purchased as 8x10" sheets and cut down to 4x5" using a rotary trimmer under 11w red bulb safelight.
Exposure: The original metered exposure was for 1/2 second @ F64 but after adding compensation time for bellows extension and reciprocity, the final exposure was 6 seconds @ F64. Lots more exposure experimenting to be done with this X-Ray film.
Lighting: Alien Bees B800 studio strobe using only the modeling light as a constant light source @ full power in 22" soft white beauty dish with diffusion sock, positioned above and slightly in front of camera position. A 30" silver reflector on reflector stand positioned to camera left to bounce some light back onto the subject.
Development: Self Developed film in Rodinal (Adox Adinol) 1:100 in three reel Paterson Universal Tank using Mod54 six sheet 4x5 insert. 6 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips.
Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two scans and merged back together in PhotoShop since the V600 doesn't natively support 4x5 scans in one pass. Cropped to taste in Lightroom 4.