The building and splash pad / skating rink area at Sherbourne Common, shot on Ilford HP5 4x5 and printed at 8x10 on an 11x15 sheet of Revere Platinum cotton rag paper. This is my first platinum/palladium print on the relatively new Revere Platinum alternative process paper from the Cartiere Magnani paper mill in Italy. This paper has sparked a bit of controversy due to some rather varying results from those who have tried it so far. I printed some ChartThrob wedges on this paper a few weeks ago when calibrating my process and got some really weird mottling, so I expected this print to be a failure but wanted to give it a second chance. This time around I skipped using any Tween in my sensitizer and the results were great. Nice smooth tones, no blotchiness that I can see like with the chartthrob wedges. Looks like its best to avoid the use of tween with this paper.
Some front rise, rear tilt and swing were employed for this shot. This is my favourite photograph from the negatives I have managed to scan so far from my outing last weekend with with Sean, Natalie, Nancy and Eldon (sorry, no URL). We started off at Sherbourne Common and made our way over to Sugar Beach, where I got to try out Sean's mind-blowing 65mm f4.5 lens. The shot I got off wasn't the greatest, but I'll have to post it just to show the massive field of view on the thing. I love my 90mm Super Angulon, but this puppy was crazy. I can't recall if it was a Rodenstock or the Super Angulon version, but I'm surprised I was able to even mount it with my bellows. Nothing in the way of movements available, but thats definitely props to Chamonix that the 45n1 could handle it without having to switch to a bag bellows.
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