4x5 Image Thread

Discussion in 'Medium and Large Format Cameras' started by Lawrence A., Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Larry
    [​IMG] Concord%20woods%20-%20Copy-X2.

    I haven't seen any large format yet, and I know there must be people who shoot or have shot sheet film in 4x5 and larger. My best time as a photographer was shooting 4x5 black and white film, so much so that I am seriously considering getting another 4x5 with a couple of lenses. I have the rest of what I need, including good holders for up to 80 sheets of film, and an enlarger and lens to print the negatives. So what am I waiting for? I have to decide what to sell to finance the jump back into a way of shooting that gave me enormous pleasure and satisfaction.

    This shot was taken in Concord MA in woods that always gave me at least one good photo. Naturally, I came to love the place. HP was my film, as it almost always was, and the negative was developed in two baths - a 1:15 solution (from stock) of HC110, soaked with light agitation for a minute, then let to sit in a kodalk bath, where the shadows developed more fully than the highlights. Then repeat. Rather than mix pyro for a compensating develper, I tried this method to restrain the highlights in the forest scene and bring the scene as experience into scale. If I remember the negative printed nicely on Grade 3 Portriga of late lamented memory.
     
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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Larry
  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez FF Rookie

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    Mar 26, 2015
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio Ramirez
    The tonality and detail of large format film is just outstanding. And, of course, your work is simply wonderful, Lawrence.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Larry
    Chaco Canyon

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