Waiting for the Party to Start, large format paper negative photography

Week 29 of #52papernegs.

My first shot on this particular High Park outing was of this wonderful willow and the picnic table near by. It was late in the evening, maybe 90 minutes before sunset, so much of the park had emptied out. I actually waited for a calm spell in the wind but with a 40 second exposure there were lots of other gusts that caused movement in the higher branches. I actually like the effect.

Camera: Deardorff V8 8×10
Lens: Kodak Ektar 12″ F4.5
Film: Ilford Multigrade IV RC Paper
Exposure: ISO 6, f32, 40 seconds
Movements: Front rise
Developer: Ilford Paper Developer at 1:40 for around 2 minutes at 25 degrees, constant agitation

Backlit Chaos, large format paper negative photography

Week 29 of #52papernegs.

I was out shooting in High Park and this backlit scene caught my eye. I knew there would be a lot of messy elements to the scene but I was also how curious on how the lens would handle the lighting. I like the dreaminess in the top left corner.

Camera: Deardorff V8 8×10
Lens: Fujinon W 250mm F6.7
Film: Ilford Multigrade IV RC Paper
Exposure: ISO 6, f32, 5 minutes
Movements: none
Developer: Ilford Paper Developer at 1:40 for around 2 minutes at 25 degrees, constant agitation

Gjain waterfalls in Iceland, large format film photography

This site was a bit of an adventure, requiring a few km drive down a road that really wanted a 4×4, not our little Skoda. The steep path down to the falls, though, were uncharacteristically well groomed and lined with large bricks for plenty of traction. I would have loved a view about 20′ to the right but would have been standing in the middle of the river. My iPhone had died by this point (and I forgot my analog stopwatch at home) so I guessed at the reciprocity time and manually counted the shutter time.

Camera: Wista 45DX
Lens: Rodenstock APO Sironar-N 210mm 5.6
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Exposure: ISO 100, f45, 12 seconds manually counted (decided on 2 seconds after metering, 6 seconds with the polarizer)
Movements: Some front fall, circular polarizer
Developer: Tetanal C-41 kit, mixed chemicals at the end of their suggested life, processed according to instructions

Toronto 3D, week 19 of #52papernegs, large format paper negative photography

Week 19 of shooting paper negatives each week of 2016.

The Toronto 3D sign in front of city hall.

Camera: Speed Graphic
Lens: Graflex Optar 162mm f/4.5
Film: Ilford Multigrade IV RC Paper
Exposure: ISO 8, f16, 1 second
Movements: Full front rise
Developer: Ilford Paper Developer at 1:30 for around 40 seconds at 22 degrees

City Hall, week 19 of #52papernegs, large format paper negative photography

Week 19 of shooting paper negatives each week of 2016.

Just playing around with camera movements when photographing Toronto’s city hall.

Camera: Speed Graphic
Lens: Graflex Optar 162mm f/4.5
Film: Ilford Multigrade IV RC Paper
Exposure: ISO 8, f16, 1 second
Movements: Full right shift
Developer: Ilford Paper Developer at 1:30 for around 40 seconds at 22 degrees