You don’t see a big battle, you hear it.
A 4×5 camera isn’t exactly the best camera to capture a military reenactment, but I figured what the heck! Usually, at an event like this, I’m out on the field shooting a musket rather than a camera. I woke up on Sunday at the Mississinawa 2014 War of 1812 event and put weight on my ankle; it wasn’t up to any heavy activity that often accompanies such an event. So I ended up taking photos instead. I set up the camera, focused, metered, loaded the film and waited. And Sunday morning was fantastic for photos as the smoke just hung on the field from the cannon and small arms fire. I had hoped to catch a bit more movement, but the sun was super bright, and even pulling the film and stopping it down failed to get the effect I was hoping for. Maybe an ND filter would’ve helped.
Pacemaker Crown Graphic – Fuji Fujinon-W 1:56/125 – Kodak Tri-X Pan (320TXP)
Meter: Sektonic L-358
1/4″ – f/64 – ASA-200
Kodak HC-110 Dil. E 6:30 @ 20C