Sturminster Newton Mill (again)

Carl Hall

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Test photos from the Nagaoka yesterday evening at Sturminster Newton Mill which is about 30 mins from home. I'd planned to take a wide angle landscape of the mill, the river and the grass on the other side, but when I arrived I parked too close to the mill without thinking and when I got into position my van was in the frame :mad: I was too lazy to walk round and move it again so I just took some closer photos and practiced with the movements.

I do love using backwards front tilt to isolate subjects. Not sure if that's the right terminology for the movement mind!

Nagaoka 4x5
Fomapan 100
Developed in HC-110 dilution B for 6 minutes

16 seconds at f/45. No movements


Sturminster Newton Mill
by Carl Hall, on Flickr

2 seconds at f/8. Maximum amount of backwards front tilt I could get away with due to the bellows


Sturminster Newton Mill
by Carl Hall, on Flickr
 
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martin henson

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Nice Carl, it would be helpful if you could include in your post some tech details such as film and exposure settings.

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Martin
 

Carl Hall

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Ahh sorry Martin, I usually put the tech details but I forgot this time. I've added them now.
 

Alan9940

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I just love the sparkling grays in that first image, Carl. And, that path invites me to stroll down and see what's around the corner. ;) Nice job!
 

Carl Hall

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Am I right in thinking your metered time was in the region of 2-3 seconds to give you 16 seconds with reciprocity
I think it was 8 seconds and I just added a stop for reciprocity failure. I haven't found a reciprocity chart for Fomapan so I have no idea if that's enough though! Seemed to come out ok though so I'm pretty happy.
 

Carl Hall

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Carl, you do know there's a reciprocity chart for Foma 100 posted in the Resources section of these boards, right?
I do now! :D Thanks.

Didn't realise Fomapan was so bad for reciprocity!! My film should have been underexposed by around 2 stops (16 secs instead of 59), but it came out ok... weird!
 

Alan9940

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Carl, great!! Glad you got it. Yeah, Fomapan is reportedly bad with reciprocity, but as I'm sure you know reciprocity is not linear. Therefore, I always wonder how much noticeable difference one would see at 16 secs vs 59 secs? Add into it the desired image tonality--that path image of yours needs to be dark and moody, IMO--and who knows what the actual "correct" exposure is? If you nailed it, and IMO you did, who really cares what's correct? I don't usually do any long exposures, but if I did you can be sure I'd bracket a bit; even with 4x5. ;)
 
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