A look into the cab of Pennsylvania Railroad G5 locomotive # 5741, a 4-6-0 class steam locomotive built in the mid-1920s at the PRR Juniata Shops. Designed primarily to haul passenger trains on commuter lines, it was in service on suburban lines until the mid-1950s. The locomotive is now on permanent display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, Pennsylvania.
With this particular shot I wanted to test the retention of shadow detail when developing the film with Diafine B&W developer. I'm pretty satisfied with the results.
Nikon F4S 35mm film camera. Nikon 35-105mm F3.5-4.5 AIS lens.
Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO B&W film shot at ISO 800.
F5.6 in aperture priority mode.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank. 5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation every minute thereafter.
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.