For the past several years, I’ve gone out shooting on Remembrance Day. It’s one of those rare days where the kids are in school and I have off work, and it’s nice to get out an take some pictures and reflect on what Remembrance Day is all about. I’ve always gone to Cordova Falls, north of Havelock, Ontario, but this year, with the amount of rain we’ve been getting I can tell it would just be a raging torrent of water. I’ve been drawn to beaches and shorelines along Lake Ontario recently, so I decided to head down to Port Hope and walk along the waterfront to look for interesting subjects and scenes to shoot with my Crown Graphic 4×5 camera and 6 sheets of Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film. I also brought along my new Holga 120WPC to test out, but kept those photos in a separate post.
I’m fairly happy with how these turned out with the exception of two vertical lines on photos 1,4 and 5 below and a light leak on photo 6. I feel like it has something to do with my developing process but will need to troubleshoot that a bit further. The lines seem to match the location of the MOD54 film holder I use in the Paterson tank. I’ve noticed it on other 4×5 photos I’ve shot too, so maybe it’s time to look at a different system.
Camera: Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4×5
Lens: Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100
Developer: Blazinal (1+25) @ 19.7C for 6:39 minutes
Scanner: Epson V850
Catalog ID: 2019-Sheets-024-030