A large tree trunk and root system found on the grounds of the Reading Museum Arboretum. This one really didn't live up to what I had pre-visualized for this tree and at some point I'm going to go back with the Toyo field camera and re-shoot it with more front tilt to get more even, sharp focus on the various parts of both the roots and trunk. The Bush Pressman 4x5 I used has some front tilt movement available but not enough for what I wanted to do here. I lower tripod height for a slightly more dramatic perspective could probably have helped on this one too.
Busch Pressman Model D 4x5 large format press camera.
Graflex Optar 135mm F4.7 lens in a Graphex shutter.
Wratten yellow #8 filter on lens using a Kodak series VI slip-on filter adapter.
Ilford FP4+ B&W Negative Film, shot at ISO 125.
2 seconds @ F32.
Semi-stand development in Rodinal/Adox Adonal 1:100 dilution for 15 minutes in Mod54 daylight developing tank.
Negative scanned with Epson V600.