After having a snow forecast that promised only 3-6 inches of snow today, we ended up getting about 11 inches. This was the first of three such storms we are expecting this week. Have I mentioned how much I hate Winter this year ? I decided to take the 4x5 pinhole camera out in the backyard for a few shots about halfway through the storm. In retrospect it was probably a bad decision. When I would pull the dark slide it ended up becoming covered with falling snow and then I had to find a way to dry it off before I put it back in the film holder. I need to outfit the pinhole with a plastic rain/snow jacket and put a pocket in the back to hold the dark slide and keep it dry.
Camera: Home made 4x5 wooden and brass pinhole camera. 0.4mm diameter laser cut pinhole, 90mm focal length giving F225 aperture.
Lens: None. LOL
Film: Arista EDU 100 Ultra 100 ISO B&W Negative Film (Re-branded Fomapan), shot at ISO 64.
Exposure: 6 seconds.
Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method. 13 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Kodak indicator stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo rinse.
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.