Saturday, May 15, 2010

ROAD TRIP 13


Laurens, South Carolina March 2010

Finally got around to processing and scanning my 4x5 black and white images from this trip. I know, it only took me two months to get around to it. "Round tuits" are hard to come by at the end of the semester and all. This old mill was being taken down, and I could have stayed for several days photographing various parts of the structure, however, I'm happy with this singlular image. I would have loved to have gone inside before the walls came down. Made this image with my Ebony 45WA fitted with a 90mm f/5.6 Super Angulon, Tmax 100 processed for N-1 in D-76 in order to hold the shadows of the large structure on the right. I have been in love with this camera since I bought it in the mid-80's -- found it used at Mid-City Camera in Center City Philadelphia. I think I paid about $150 for it only later to find out it sells new for around $2K. It doesn't really have enough bellows for lenses longer than 90mm if you want to use its extensive movements. For those of you not familiar with Ebony camera, they take their name from the woods used in their construction. Metal parts are titanium.

8 comments:

Billie said...

This looks like an ancient ruin not a recent teardown. As I read the entry I was hit by the "processed for N-1 in D-76." Before too long there will be very few who can decode that phrase.

Have you printed yet?

Wild Cayuse Creek said...

Gorgeous image. An industrial castle.

Don and Sher Cooper said...

When I first saw the image I thought you took a side trip to Beruit.

I never used a large camera only thing different then the 35's I owned was a twin lens Mamiya back in the 70's.

pitchertaker said...

You're probably right about the de-coding part. There are very few who will understand it even now. No, have not printed it, yet, but will go to school in the next day or so to make a print. I have to make another print that I have an order for anyway. Every couple of weeks I try and exercise the printers during the summer months.

Pat Tillett said...

You photos are amazing! This looks like a shot from post war Europe!

elizabethm522 said...

This is amazing, and you know me - usually I'm not a big fan of black and white. But I do really like the ruins and the textures. It's so cool. I am also jealous that you have the ability to use the labs over the summer months, haha.

pitchertaker said...

Liz -- These images have nothing to do with the lab at school, I'm working at home.

Ross Randles said...

I like this one.

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