"I'm aging, and the world is seeing it."

Quote by Ray Ramano.  A home studio shot of a white rose that I bought for my Wife during her birthday back in August. It has since dried but continues to offer it's beauty to this day.  

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

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

Lighting: Single Alien Bees B800 studio strobe @ 3/4 power in 22" soft white beauty dish with diffusion sock positioned above and slightly in front of camera position.  Triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers.  Metered with Sekonic L358 meter. 

Film: Ilford Delta 100 B&W 100 ISO Negative Film.

Exposure: 1/60th second @ F22. 

Development: Self Developed film in Kodak Xtol 1+2 in Paterson Universal Tank. 13 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. 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.