Through the looking glass
I have been getting things ready for a field trip with the Eastman View No.2 5×7 camera, The photo above is the 5×7 focusing screen . . .(Teaser Alert) . . . and the image has been flipped both horizontally and vertically so as not to make you wonder why I’d post a photo upside down. When you shoot Large format you make concessions, one of them is framing the photo upside down and reversed. This helps I think in composition . . . anyway the photo above is a teaser . . .
it’s ready and waiting for me . . . The order of Harmon Direct Positive paper is here (ISO-ASA of 3), trays and other darkroom shtuff is on hand . . . I just need a few minor items and then I’ll be out in the field to test, play and learn these lens / camera / film combinations. lenses are a Bausch & Lomb Rapid Rectilinear f/4 in shutter, A No name Petzal lens, and an Rapid Rectilinear Aplanat lens with a diaphragm, the latter two are without shutters(one must use the lens-cap as a shutter which is no problem as exposures will be 1/2 sec or longer in most cases).
I will probably do a local walk about just to get a feel for shooting the Harmon DPP paper and I will probably get some Ilford MG paper as well (paper negatives). I have an area in the foothills I want to go to but I want to get familiar with everything.
So stay tuned . . .