My first attempt at a long(ish) exposure of moving water using the large format 4x5 camera. I could have picked a better time to shoot this where the afternoon sun wasn't shining down directly on the water but it was a first attempt and you have to start somewhere. The goal of this daily project is to learn as much as possible with every image during each phase of the exposure, developing and darkroom printing cycle.
A babbling brook at Hopewell Village National Historic Site in Elverson, Pennsylvania.
Camera: Busch Pressman Model D 4x5 large format press camera.
Lens: 150mm Caltar-S II (Calumet re-branded Schneider Symar-S) F 5.6 lens in a Copal BT shutter with Tiffen 0.6 ND Filter.
Film: Arista EDU 200 Ultra B&W Negative Film, shot at ISO 100.
Exposure: 8 seconds @ F45.
Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 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.