4x5 for 365 project (72/365)

The State of Pennsylvania Monument on Hancock Avenue on the Gettysburg Civil War battlefield is the largest of the battlefield monuments.  The winged statue of victory stands at a height of 110 feet.  The monument is made of granite from North Carolina, built over an iron and concrete frame.  It honors the 34,000 Pennsylvanians who participated in the 1863 battle. The monument was dedicated on September 27th, 1910. 


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.  On reflection, I should have probably went with the # 25 lighter red filter for less contrast. 

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

Exposure: 1/30th 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.