After the rain

After the rain

We've had very wet Spring and Summer seasons this year.  It seems we get sudden downpours more often than not but that also opens opportunities to go into the backyard and get some water droplet shots.  This was shot on 9-1-2013 at one of our Butterfly Bushes after a hard rain had just ended.  

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

Development: 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. 

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.