A bend in the farm road that leads down to the Roulette Farm on the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Antietam stands as one of the key battles of the U.S. Civil War and the single bloodiest day of fighting in American history with over 22,000
To take this shot, my tripod was positioned at the very end of what is known as the "Bloody Lane" or "Sunken Road" where over 5,000 soldiers met their end, bodies piled on bodies, during the one day battle.
From my ongoing "Farmscapes of the Civil War" project.
Toko 4x5 wooden large format field camera.
150mm F6.3 Rodenstock Geronar lens in Copal BT shutter.
Yellow-Green filter on lens.
Ilford FP4+ B&W 125 ISO film shot at ISO 100.
1/4 second at F45.
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.