You CANNOT look as weird as me with a Full Plate camera in strong wind. But I used to be a Weird YOUNG man.
As long as you were fully clothed, you could claim that you were practising as a catcher at the next big game.
Originally Posted by Bruce Osgood
Hope you post it
Will do....4 shots to go before I develop
Hope you post it
On the subject of focusing cloths - It is worth getting a dress maker's tape sewn along one edge. When you do macro photography, you will always have a tape to hand to measure bellows extension, and if you use John Cook's method, no excuses.
be mindful of the head you're using for your rig... it's an often overlooked aspect of a tripod.
Welcome back Chris... its good to see you here again!
A few random comments:
Walmart carries focusing cloths - they call them 'hoodies' - My wife got me one of the expensive ones from viewcamerastore.com and they are very nice too.
I prefer a changing tent to a bag for 4x5. It really helps to have the room to move your hands around inside the tent.
I've developed many different ways for 4x5. I now use a Jobo, but was quite happy with hangers for a long time. I went through a phase with BTZS tubes, and those work too. One nice thing about BTZS and HC-110, is that you can adjust contrast with dilution, which allows you to customize development on a sheet by sheet basis, even while processing 6 sheets at a time. I never bonded with tray development of negatives.
A sincere welcome back Chris, it's hard to know what to say I'm so sorry about your loss but hope your photography will help you to overcome your grief to some extent, and that of the rest of your loved ones will help to support each other to overcome yours and theirs.