Today marks the half way point in this 4x5 for 365 project. Every time out with the cameras I learn more and more and get to put to use more of the tips and tricks I have learned by reading books by the masters of the art from decades past. Each time I pull the dark slide and press the shutter release cable it is one step closer to the craft of photography instead of just "taking pictures". Mistakes are made, corrections are noted, time is spent researching better and better darkroom developing and printing methods. It has been a very enlightening experience so far and certainly a lot of fun. Here's to the next 182 days !
This is the Landis House in the village at Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The house, which was home to Henry and Emma Landis, was built in 1870 and is a good example of the typical Pennsylvania farm house of that period.
Sakai Toyo 5x7 large format metal field camera with 4x5 film back.
150mm Caltar-S II F 5.6 lens in Copal BT shutter.
Ilford FP4+ B&W Negative Film, shot at ISO 125.
1/4th second at F45.
Semi-stand development in Rodinal/Adox Adonal 1:100 dilution for 15 minutes in Mod54 daylight developing tank.
Negative scanned with Epson V600.