Reminiscing of Summers gone by. It was -3.5 degrees with a wind chill of -24 on Tuesday morning and I miss the flowers. I broke off this dried up branch in our backyard from what is usually a very nicely flowered plant in the Spring and Summer months.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in a Copal B shutter.
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.