Perkiomenville Mail Pouch Barn

This is my "test barn" that I shoot whenever I get new equipment or I'm trying new techniques.  It offers some serious challenges to exposure because you are always fighting the sun and the front of the barn is almost always in shadow.  I brought my older Calumet CC-401 4x5 out on this particular day in September when I was trying out shooting color negative film on the 4x5.  As always, the scene posed a metering nightmare so I metered on the front and side of the barn and averaged that exposure out knowing I would have to compromise and give up the exposure of the sky because I had left my Grad ND filters at home, Grrrrrrrr.   

The barn is located on Swamp Creek Road in Perkiomenville, a rural part of Montgomery County Pennsylvania. 

Camera: Calumet CC-401 4x5 large format monorail view camera. 

Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. 

Film: Kodak Ektar 100 C41 Color Negative Film

Exposure: 1/4 second @ F45 with film rated at box speed.  Metered with a Pentax 1 degree spot meter.

Development: Self Developed film using Tetenal C41 color development press kit in a Paterson Universal Tank using taco method, hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips. 

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.  Cropped in Lightroom 4.