These are yellow ornamental grasses that grow in our backyard. I had snapped off a bunch of them a few weeks ago and brought them inside to dry before taking a shot of them. I've always referred to them as "Giant Hogweed" after the Genesis song.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. Yellow-Green filter on the lens to improve contrast.
Film: Arista EDU 100 Ultra 100 ISO B&W Negative Film (Re-branded Fomapan), shot at ISO 64.
Lighting: Lit from a constant light made up of four 25 watt daylight balanced CFL bulbs in a four socket adapter placed on a light stand and diffused through a home made diffuser made of white bridal satin around a pvc pipe frame.
Exposure: 2 seconds @ F32.
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. Slightly warm toned in Photoshop.