A variation on yesterday's fruit basket still life, this time with the addition of a wine glass and a different layout of both the fruit basket and placement on wine bottle and shot on white seamless instead of black background. I wanted to see how the green sensitive X-Ray film responded to the colors green and red. Being an orthochromatic film and less sensitive to the red part of the light spectrum, the X-Ray film showed the Valentines colored red acrylic beads in the wine glass as light black and the wine glass in the foreground, which is a deep green, as almost clear. All things to keep in mind when shooting this film with those green or red colors as dominant in the frame.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. Yellow filter on the lens to improve contrast.
Film: Fuji Super HR-T 30 medium speed green sensitive X-Ray film. Purchased as 8x10" sheets and cut down to 4x5".
Lighting: Lit from above subject with the modeling lamp on full power in an Alien Bees B800 studio strobe placed in a 22" soft white-lined beauty dish with diffusion sock. To camera right was a second light made up of four 25 watt daylight balanced CFL bulbs in a four socket adapter placed on a light stand and aimed through a large home made diffuser constructed from pvc pipe and white bridal satin.
Exposure: 1 minute and 17 seconds exposure @ F32 based upon an original reading of 4 seconds and compensated for reciprocity and bellows extension and filter factor.
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 with minimal inversions. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung on shower curtain to dry on film
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 square format in Lightroom 4.