4x5 for 365 project (157/365)

A poolside portrait of the matriarch of our family, my ninety one year old Grandmother, Emily Patricia Giammanco.  Forever young.

Technical details:
Busch Pressman Model D 4x5 LF press camera.
210mm Komura F6.3 lens in Copal 1 shutter.   
Arista EDU 200 Ultra B&W Negative Film, shot at ISO 160.
1/30th second @ F22. Natural light.
Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Mod54 daylight tank. 6 1/2 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius.
Negative scanned with Epson V600.

4x5 for 365 project (28/365)

My Grandmother's 91st birthday was celebrated this past Sunday and I took the opportunity to capture some portraits of her with the 4x5 large format camera. I made images using both traditional Ilford HP5+ and X-Ray film.  This one is the Ilford HP5+ version. I made a million mistakes on this one in terms of framing on the bottom and not using a reflector to fill in the shadow on the right side but it was my first portrait with a large format camera and I plan to build on this, learn and do better next time. 

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

Lens: Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in a Copal B shutter.  Carl-Zeiss Softar-1 filter on lens to add some edge softness.

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

Exposure: 1/60th @ F16. 

Lighting:  Because of the tight space this was taken in, I was limited to a single strobe and small(ish) light modifier.  I used a Alien Bees B800 @ 3/4 power with a spill kill reflector shot through a 34" Westcott shoot-through umbrella placed camera left aimed at a 45 degree angle to subject. 

Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method. 13 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.