4x5 for 365 project (95/365)

Rupert Covered Bridge is the longest surviving covered bridge in Columbia County Pennsylvania.  It features a Burr Arch Design and spans the Fishing Creek at a length of 185 feet.  The bridge is located on Train road approximately 2/10th of a mile off of route 42  along state route 4001.  The bridge was built in 1847 by Jesse W. Beard and is named for the nearby village of Rupert.  It was extensively upgraded and preserved 2000-2001 to a Design by the Larson Design Group at a reported cost of $1.3 million which included a completely new support structure underneath to improve the stability of the bridge.  It's very easy to find and there is ample parking right next to the bridge.  There is also a train bridge running across the creek to the left.  The Covered Bridge is owned by Columbia County and is open to vehicular traffic.   It is WGCB bridge # 38-19-33.  As best as I could tell, the old railroad bridge along side is no longer used by active freight lines.   There is an even older abandoned iron railroad bridge just off to the left out of frame.

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

Lens: Schneider 90mm f/5.6 Super-Angulon lens.  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 on the inside of the portal of the bridge.

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.