Let’s talk about all the things that went wrong.
First, this was a sheet of film that was originally loaded into a leaky holder. That accounts for the bright leak in the bottom left corner.
This was one of the last photos I developed using the “taco method” in a Paterson tank. The curved line in the bottom center of the photo is due to the hairtie used to “taco” the sheet. This likely only appears when you stand develop 4×5 film using this method – other, faster methods probably aren’t as effected.
The fogging over the entire right of the frame is a bit of a mystery, but I think it’s related to the two weird swooshes against the right border. When I opened the tank after developing, two of the sheets, including this one, had come undone and chaos ensued.
I now have a dedicated tank made specifically for 4×5 film, so this won’t happen again.
Also, I clearly used the wrong lens. This needed the 90mm.
Lastly, my car is in the photo. The second after I took this, I noticed it. Why didn’t this occur to me the second before I took the photo? I don’t know.
I wanted to shoot this building the moment I caught it out of the corner of my eye. I’m pretty sure I got a few shots with some 35mm or another, but that doesn’t really make up for this utter travesty of a photograph.
‘Passed in Tumult’
Camera: Crown Graphic 4×5 (1962)
Lens: 127mm f/4.7 Rodenstock Ysarex
Film: Kodak Royal Pan (x-03/1970); 100ISO
Process: HC-110; 100+1; 60mins