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My kind of ride.

 

My first shot with a large format film camera. So stoked!

 

So I got this old view camera a few months back, and it had a bit of film in it. It looked like it has been in the case as long as the camera. There were 15 sheets of Tri-X pan left dated 11/1993 and I had plenty of 4x5 magazines, so I loaded 'em up and put them in the fridge. And they sat there.

 

I never got into a situation where I could use this thing and I wasn't in a position to spend more on a tripod than I did on the camera. I really wanted a 4x5 press camera so I could carry it around with me at work(sure, why not?) and get around the tripod issue, so I finally came across one at a great price and took it out. Not knowing what the film was going to do, or if I needed to compensate exposure value for age or do to adjustments that I wasn't readily away of. Basically this is the test shot. This was going to tell me to read up, I'm doing it wrong(OK, the second shot I did raise the front a bit, but I knew better) or the film was super shot and I was going to get back foggy or underexposed film.

 

So far so good. And I learned how to stitch photos together in CS5(I had to make two halves a whole). Along with the old technology, a touch of the new.

 

Minor exposure control at scan, and halves stitched, otherwise unedited.

 

Burke & James Press

Ektar 4.7/127

Tri-X pan Pro, Expired 1993

f32@1/2s

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Uploaded on November 10, 2011