Joseph Poffenberger Farm

Another look at the Joseph Poffenberger Farm within the grounds of the Antietam National Battlefield in Keedysville, Maryland.  This one is from the top of the farm looking back down the road past the corn crib barn and towards the road.

On the morning of September 17, 1862 many of the men of Hooker’s First Corps of McClellan’s Army of the Potomac met their demise near here during a key battle of the Civil War.  Later that same day, the farm was used as a field hospital for soldiers wounded in the battle.  Antietam was the scene of the bloodiest one day battle in American history.

Technical details:
Burke & James 5x7 large format field camera.
Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in Copal B shutter.
Arista EDU Ultra 200 film shot at ISO 160.
Exposure was 1/8th second at F45.
Film developed in Ilford DD-X 1+4 dilution for 6 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius using a Beseler 8x10 print drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base.  
5x7" negative scanned with Epson V600 in three pieces then merged in post.  Cropped to match the composition I wanted for this particular shot.