A simple Hibiscus flower, it's petals still wet with rain drops from the night before and pollen clinging to its center. Found next to our backyard pond.
Calumet 45NX large format 4x5 monorail camera.
210mm Komura Commercial F6.3 lens in Copal 1 shutter.
Circular polarizer on the lens to control exposure a bit.
30" white diffusion panel held over the flower and camera to soften and diffuse the direct sun coming from above.
Ilford Delta 100 B&W Negative Film, shot at ISO 100.
1/15th second at F22.
Developed in Rodinal/Adox Adonal 1:50 dilution for 13 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Mod54 daylight developing tank.
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.
Setting up the camera for the shot...