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O.K, loved the quality of street paving suggestions. I used Rodinal 1 to 100 usually on the road. I had never developed 4X5's in a dunk tank until I worked for the newspaper. At home I tray developed with continous erratic agitation. And yes, crossing the street car tracks helped agitation, I'm sure. I only developed Super Plenachrome that way, and then only when trying to make the next edition on time. In the newspaper darkroom I had to learn how to develop in the tanks.
I love stuff like this.
When I was a teenager, A.B. Miller used to tell me about shooting the delta floods for The Jackson Daily News with a 5x7 Graflex. "The only Goddamned thing I liked about that camera was you could fold it up and sit on it."
A Speed Graphic 4x5 w/127 and film holders (sometimes we had filmpacks) was standard US Army issue in Germany in 1968. Olive-drab, of course.
He was just a tad on the crusty side. :P
Press photographers had the novel concept of using their feet to get closer to a subject. There was usually no time to fiddle with changing lenses even if one were available.