Welcoming Farm

The white picket fence of the Joseph Poffenberger Farm stands open offering a path to the farmhouse.  The farm sits within the grounds of the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland.  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:
Toko 4x5 wooden large format field camera.  
150mm F6.8 Rodenstock Geronar lens in Copal BT shutter. Yellow/Green filter on lens. 
Ilford FP4+ B&W film, shot at ISO 100. 
1/8th second at F32. 
Developed in Pyrocat HD at 1:1:100 dilution for 8 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Jobo Multitank 5 with 2509N sheet film reels with drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base. 
4x5" negative scanned with Epson V600.