Herr's Mill Covered Bridge

Sometimes you just have to shoot landscapes with a camera you purchased for $1 from a thrift shop's bargain shelf.  This is the Herr's Mill Covered Bridge located on South Ronks Road in Ronks, Pennsylvania, a location in the very heart of the Lancaster County Amish farmland.  The bridge was built in 1844 and spans the Pequea Creek for a distance of 178 feet.  I shot this sometime in early October of 2013.    For all the large and medium format sharpness that I have available to me, sometimes I just really like the cheap, no-nonsense plastic camera aesthetic. 


Camera: Vivitar PN2011 35mm masked panoramic plastic compact camera. 

Film: Arista Premium 400 ISO B&W film (re-branded Kodak Tri-x 400).

Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in three reel Paterson Universal Tank. 15 1/2 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo rinse.

Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600.