The springhouse on the grounds of the Conrad Weiser Homestead in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. The homestead celebrates and interprets the life and times of Conrad Weiser, a colonial diplomat who mediated the peace between Pennsylvania and the powerful Iroquois Nation prior to 1760. Weiser was also Berks County's first judge. Springhouses were an essential part of every farm, A pipe would carry water from a nearby stream and channel the water through a trough in the springhouse floor. Milk and butter and other perishables would be sitting on the floor in containers and would be kept cool by the running water underneath. When the homestead is open they sometimes have historical reenactors who show visitors how the operation works in the springhouse.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. Yellow filter on lens.
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: 1/4 @ F45. Zone III placed on shadows of overhang above the top center window.
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.