Working From Home

With all that’s going on in the world now, we’ve been told to work from home where possible and minimize contact with people. My work sent us home the Friday before March break and we haven’t left the house since then with the exception of getting groceries. My wife is also working from home and finding a workspace in our tiny house with 2 kids, a dog and a cat is a challenge.

We’re in the midst of doing a renovation to a large room in our basement where water has been coming in. The past few months have seen that room stripped down to bare concrete and no drywall with electrical exposed everywhere. Not the most ideal temporary work location, but it turns out to be the quietest room in the house.

I quickly called dibs and began laying some scrap carpet pieces on the bare concrete and setup an old computer desk. The room in only lit with a single light bulb in a temporary socket in the ceiling, so I added a desk lamp. Oh… and it’s freezing in there, so I had to add a couple space heaters.

It was raining outside and I was starting to go stir crazy, so I scouted out some photographic subjects in the house and shot them using my Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4×5  camera and some sheets of Ilford Delta 100 that I had pre-loaded months ago.

The way the window light fell on my work desk caught my eye and it was a challenge to figure out the exposure I wanted, but I’m pretty happy with the results. I suspect I’ll be posting more photos from around the house in the coming weeks and months, depending on how things pan out.

Camera: Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4×5
Lens: Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7
Film: Ilford Delta 100
Shutter Speed: 1 second
Aperture: f/8
Developer: Blazinal (1+25) @ 20.8C for 8:26 minutes
Scanner: Epson V850
Catalog ID: 2020-Sheet-003 & 004

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