St. Mary's Star Of The Sea was the first Catholic Church in Dorchester County. The present church, pictured here, was built in 1872 and replaced an older church located across the street which was built in 1769. It is located on Route 335 in Meekins Neck which is just above Upper Hoopers Island, Maryland.
Camera: Busch Pressman Model D 4x5 large format press camera.
Lens: Graflex Optar 135mm F4.7 lens in a Graphex shutter with Kodak Series VI yellow filter.
Film: Kodak Ektascan BR/A single-sided X-Ray film. Purchased from zzmedical.com as 8x10" sheets and cut down to 4x5". Film rated at 80 ISO.
Exposure: 1/8th @ F32.
Development: Self Developed film in Rodinal (Adox Adonol) 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.