Columns at Scarritt Bennett

Columns at Scarritt Bennett - January 4, 2010

I have to admit this was about as close as you can get to a snapshot with a 4×5 camera on a tripod. It was cold, windy, and the light was fading. I knew I wanted to capture the intersecting curves (and stonework under sunset conditions has a wonderful tonality), but other than that I just set the camera up and got it done. I started out with a 135mm but I needed more curves and depth, so I switched to my 75mm, which was perfect. Focus, meter, and done. Except the exposure ended up being 5m, which meant 10 more minutes of wind and cold (I almost always take a safety exposure).

This prints nicely on warmtone paper and could easily be enlarged to 30×40. The negative is razor sharp.

Details: Rodenstock 75mm Grandagon,  f32,  5m, Delta 100 4×5

2010 Dailies: Columns at Scarritt Bennett

  • January 10th, 2010
  • Posted in Dailies

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