A set of stone steps lead up and around the glacial rock formations at Devil's Den in the Gettysburg National Military Park in Adams County, Pennsylvania.
"On July 2, 1863, Smith's Union battery used the hill to counterfire on Confederate artillery prior to McLaws' Assault at 5:30 pm. Against Hood's Assault that started at 4 pm, Devils Den was defended by Birney's 1st Division as the far left position from The Peach Orchard Salient of the III Corps. The hill was captured when the "First Texas Regiment, having pressed forward to the crest of the hill and driven the enemy from his battery", and Anderson's Confederates used the hill for the first attack on The Wheatfield." Total casualty estimates are over 800 for the Union, more than 1,800 among the Confederates.
1918 Eastman View No 2 8x10 large format wooden field camera.
300 mm Commercial-Astragon f6.3 Lens in Copal 3 shutter.
Kodak Ektascan B/RA single-sided X-Ray film shot at ISO 100.
1/2 second at F32.
Developed in Adox Rodinal 1:100 dilution for 6 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius using Beseler 8x10 color print drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base.
8x10" negative "scanned" by placing it on a light box and shooting it with a Nikon D7000 DSLR and Sigma 105mm macro lens then inverting the resulting image in post. First time trying this method of scanning and it seems to work fairly well and gets my stockpile of 8x10 negatives scanned for web output until I get an Epson V850.