Grings Mill

Located just outside of Reading, PA, this mill was built by David Gring in 1811. The Miller's house was built in 1831. There is also a large barn off to the left that was built in 1896. Today Gring's Mill is a park and recreation area and the buildings house the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department's administration and maintenance offices. The Union Canal Trail that runs alongside the creek is a favorite with the local joggers and walkers.

Shot with the Calumet CC-401 4x5 large format monorail view camera

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

Arista EDU 100 Ultra 4x5 B&W sheet film which I shot at 64 ISO

Shot at F32, 1/8th second shutter speed. Metered with a Pentax 1 degree spot meter.   

Self Developed film in Rodinal 1:100 using semi-stand development in Paterson Tank using the Taco Method.  Tap water stop bath.  Ilford Rapid Fixer.  Photo-Flo.  Hung on shower curtain to dry on film clips. 

Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two parts and merged in Photoshop CS5 since the V600 doesn't natively support scanning 4x5 sheet film and I haven't stepped up to the V700 yet.

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