A look at the main barn on the Joseph Poffenberger Farm within the grounds of the Antietam National Battlefield in Keedysville, Maryland. On the morning of September 17, 1862 many of the men of Hooker’s First Corps of McClellan’s Army of the Potomac met their demise near here during a key battle of the Civil War. Later that same day, the farm was used as a field hospital for soldiers wounded in the battle.
Camera: Busch Pressman Model D 4x5 large format press camera.
Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. Yellow filter on lens.
Film: Arista EDU 200 Ultra B&W Negative Film, shot at ISO 160.
Exposure: 1/30th @ F64.
Development: Self Developed film in Rodinal (Adox Adinol) 1:100 in three reel Paterson Universal Tank using Mod54 six sheet 4x5 insert. Semi-Stand for 15 minutes with initial minute of inversions then 10 seconds of inversion on minutes one and two then let it sit until minute 14 when I do a final ten seconds of inversions. Kodak indicator stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung to dry.
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. Cropped and toned in Photoshop CS5.