4x5 for 365 project (13/365)

"Mr. Williker's story time nights were always a favorite for the village kids.  They would come from miles around to hear his tales of his years of service with the Peace Corps and the C.I.A. and they loved when he would frequently get them confused."

I think I got lazy on this one by relying on only the ambient light in the room and a longer exposure.  I should have hauled a gridded beauty dish out from downstairs and put it on a boom arm directly over the moose shining straight down then killed the ambient lights in the room to give it more of a dark story time feel. 

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

Lens: Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in a Copal B shutter.  

Film: Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Negative Film, shot at 200 ISO. 

Exposure: 8 second exposure @ F22 based upon an original reading of 4 seconds and compensated for reciprocity and bellows extension.  

Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method. 13 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water 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.