4x5 for 365 project (293/365)

The Peter D. Smith house at Waterloo Village, It was built in 1874 in the Second Empire style of architecture and features a fourth floor cupola, mansard roof, four chimneys and two first floor bay windows. It is in very bad need of repairs including a new roof.   The village is a restored 19th century canal town in Byram Township, Sussex County New Jersey.

One of these days I will get to Waterloo Village on a day when the sun is not blasting from directly overhead.  This was not one of those days.

Technical details:
Sakai Toyo 5x7" large format metal field camera with 4x5" film back.
90mm F5.6 Schneider Super-Angulon lens in a Copal 0 shutter.
Yellow # 12 filter on lens to help with contrast and darken the sky a bit
Ilford FP4+ B&W film, shot at ISO 125.
Developed in Rodinal/Adox Adonal 1:50 dilution for 15 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Mod54 daylight developing tank.   
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.

4x5 for 365 project (182/365)

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.  

Technical details:
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.