4x5 for 365 project (71/365)

This is the Sherfy Farm on Emmitsburg Road in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  During the Civil War battle of Gettysburg on July 2nd and 3rd of 1863, the Sherfy family was ordered off their farm while the battle commenced, eventually leaving the house and barn  ransacked and hit by at least seven artillery shells.  Their field was left covered with their possessions, bloody parts and dead bodies and 48 dead horses. The barn had been burned and the charred remains of men who had sought refuge from the fighting outside were piled high inside the burn.  Eventually the Sherfy family rebuilt the barn and repaired the house and replanted the fields.  Today the farm is owned by the National Park Service and the farmhouse is rented out.

Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera. 

Lens: Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in a Copal B shutter.  Deep red (29A) filter on the lens to create a dramatic sky.

Film: Arista EDU 200 Ultra B&W Negative Film, shot at box speed. 

Exposure: 1/2 second @ F45. 

Development: Self Developed in Rodinal (Adox Adonal) 1:50 dilution in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method. 9 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.