Enslow Covered Bridge, 4x5 film

The Enslow Covered Bridge is located in Blaine Pennsylvania, a very rural area of Perry County.  The structure was built in 1904, is 110 feet long and 16 feet wide and utilizes a Burr Truss design.  The bridge takes Adams Grove Road over Sherman's Creek.  Perry County owns and maintains the bridge and it is in great condition in a beautiful setting.  We were lucky to arrive at the bridge to shoot it in late afternoon sun.  The GPS location of the bridge is N40 19.74  W77 29.49. 

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

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

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

Settings: Shot at F32. Metered with a Pentax 1 degree spot meter.  I blew out the sky and should have used a filter on this one.   

Development: Self Developed film in Rodinal 1:100 using semi-stand development in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method.  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 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.