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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 4x5 gal


Not sure how I lost the highlights in her hair yet. Metered like I usually do.

Changing out old chemicals right now.

Shot with 4x5 Graphic View w/Arista EDU 100




Jul 29, 2012 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 4x5 gal


Priceless expression, what on earth did you say to her?

What focal length did you have on there, at what aperture, if I may ask?



Jul 29, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 4x5 gal


That film (Foma 100) builds contrast QUICK.
Was your soup a little warmer or did you develop longer than usual?

Is there detail in the neg?




Jul 29, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Pfiltz
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 4x5 gal


My first time with this Arista stuff.

My 3rd 4x5 shot ever as well.

Anyway, to me the neg looked thin. Not much info on it. Not sure what the tech term is. I'm new to film.

Soup wasn't warm per se. 68f

Development time as

Development - 7 minutes
Stop - 30 seconds
Fix - 5 minutes




Jul 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 4x5 gal


Well her hair is pretty white but I was just cautioning to be careful with overdevelopment with the Arista EDU 100 (which net scuttlebut says is rebranded foma 100)
I could never get iso100 out of it and rate it @ 64-80.

Was there a hotspot there on her head pehaps? From a window maybe?
I do dig the old school tones and in 4x5 you dont need to worry about any grain thats for sure.

Cool shot.



Jul 29, 2012 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 4x5 gal


Bruce, she was sitting under an open tent at a flea market. The top was semi-mesh type of a thing. So, i would call it open shade kind of.

I just ran two more pieces through, and they're looking "thin" in my terms.

The one I just did, was at 8 minutes. Maybe I'm going backwards. Possibly 6 minutes development time?

I did save the image of her, by scanning it twice to bring the hair back in. I have to say though. I really want to shoot more people with this thing over buildings, just due to the front/back movements...




Jul 29, 2012 at 08:21 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 4x5 gal


Yes, I actually still have a Graphic View II also. Nice cheap rig with ample movements compared to a press camera.

What iso are you rating the film at.
If the shadows are "thin" then try more exposure... but your tones look good. Maybe a tad hot in some of the cheek. That rescan looks way better and goes to show what can be pulled out of a neg even if the detail isn't readily apparent at first glance.

You know the adage..if you negs are thin give more exposure, if your highlights are blown back off development.

Like I said when I shoot this stuff I rate it at least @ 80 and sometimes 64.
I like meaty shadows and the negs were just too thin when I first tried this out at box speed. I'm using D76 1:1 and that usually pulls decent speed from a film.



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 4x5 gal


Well I exposed for 100 ISO, so maybe that's part of the problem. This film stuff is all very new. All I've shot so far is some Portra 160 in the 120 format and 4x5, but only a few sheets of it. First time out with Arista and using b/w film.

This was developed at 5 minutes -vs- the 7 for her. I'll try to remember that rating it 60 over 100, and just cut down on the development time. Seems to work

Scanned pretty decent without a bunch of gimmicks



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Jul 29, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 4x5 gal


Carsten: I "kind" of know her. I've shot images of her two sons last year, with some kewl effects, but it was digital. So they kind of know who I am per se.

I just told her I had a new camera, and wanted to grab a shot. She sat, I clicked



Jul 29, 2012 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 4x5 gal


Thats the beauty of shooting sheets.
You can tailor the exposure/development for the particular scene.

If it's an outdoor, contrasty wide dynamic range... you need to compress the tones so the film & paper can handle it... so you develop less.

If it's under flat/open shade you can afford to stretch those tones out a bit with some more development.



Jul 29, 2012 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 4x5 gal


Appreciate the help Bruce. I'm learning as I go...


Jul 29, 2012 at 09:22 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 4x5 gal


did you give her a lemon drop just before?


Jul 29, 2012 at 09:29 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 4x5 gal


Pfiltz wrote:
Appreciate the help Bruce. I'm learning as I go...

Best way to proceed.
You're doing quite well.

I scratched the hell out of the first probably 10 sheets I developed in trays.



Jul 29, 2012 at 09:36 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 4x5 gal


brucemuir wrote:
Best way to proceed.
You're doing quite well.

I scratched the hell out of the first probably 10 sheets I developed in trays.


I'm doing taco's in a patterson tank

Jeff: Persimmon's



Jul 29, 2012 at 09:47 PM





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