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4x5 On The Roof Top

Camera: Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5  FIlm: Expired Kodak Expired Plus-X Pan

Camera: Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5

FIlm: Expired Kodak Expired Plus-X Pan

A few days ago I decided to see how high of a photo I could get of our downtown area. Limited by locations and availability, I ended up on top of our lovely public parking building. Making my way to the top floor I was to say the least pretty disappointed. In my mind, I visualized an awe inspiring, breath taking view of our lovely city. Instead what I got were a bunch of buildings blocking my every view! 

Having gone this far and having with me my 4x5 crown graphic, I decided to try and make the effort to find something worth taking a photo of. I once read that the best way to inspire yourself is to just stop thinking and just take a walk. So thats what I did, and believe it or not, it worked!  I ended up here, at the corner of this building and was drawn to the churches stipple. Although far away, something about its hidden nature called to me. 

Camera: Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5  FIlm: Expired Kodak Expired Plus-X Pan

Camera: Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5

FIlm: Expired Kodak Expired Plus-X Pan

After taking the shot and developing it at home, I was curious to see just how much detail I would be able to get if I were to crop it in different areas of the photo. And to my surprise, there was more then enough. The photo you see above is a crop of the original scan. What I have found is that when it comes to sheet film, there is no comparison in the realm of detail. 

Camera: Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5  FIlm: Expired Kodak Expired Plus-X Pan

Camera: Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5

FIlm: Expired Kodak Expired Plus-X Pan

Alright thats it for now. Just wanted to share my latest insight into the world of film. Oh I almost forgot, what initially drew me to this composition was a flock of birds just relaxing on a monday evening. My question to you is... can you spot them? If you can... high-five the person next to you! And just in case there is not one next to you, go ahead and give the room an air high-five, thats right... an air high-five! Because you my friend... are awesome!