This is an overexposed image of Xander shot on tri-x 320 using my 4x5. I sent this out to be processed and scanned the negative with my Epson V700.
One of the draw backs to my 4x5 is that the lens has no shutter, so all exposures are manual. Actually, I think I should rephrase that and say the draw back is that I’m not experienced enough with the lens/camera combo to know what I’m doing…yet :)
This was taken in the middle of the afternoon under the shade of many trees. At the moment I have a box of tri-x 320 and so I set the aperture to f/11 and metered for those setting. Of course the suggestion was about 1/36 which is not possible without a shutter. At the time I had completely forgotten about pushing/pulling film so I just used my hand and covered/uncovered the lens as quickly as I could and sent it out to be processed fully expecting total failure. Results? You guessed it, way over exposed.
I still think it’s lovely. It has that antique glow to it doesn’t it? Most importantly I knew what I was doing wrong and I know how to fix it. I think a slower speed film is in order as well as testing out some filters. While I’m waiting for my order of t-max 100 to come in I’m going to try pulling the 320. *fingers crossed*