San Francisco City Hall

Rodney Johnson

San Francisco, United States

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San Francisco City Hall 10/6/2011

This shot is really astounding to me. Pulling Plus-X 2 stops in Xtol really flattens the contrast, but this shot has detail I didn’t see with the naked eye when viewing the scene. I have no idea what’s going on in the sky here, it looks like it’s city light reflecting from overcast cloud layer but the sky was virtually cloudless (with a few exceptions seen in the other shots of this scene). Most of the detail in the foreground and the trees I couldn’t see, it was dusk before they turned on the floodlamps (as you can see in the IR version of the scene). The statuesque details in the unlit truss was also unseen. The angled rays from the lights on the roof I never noticed before, and I’ve been there since and can’t see them. It’s simply amazing what this film can pull out of the shadows when pulling it to this extreme!

Kodak Plus-X (expired 6/2003?) – Xtol (processed @ www.gammasf.com)
(Pull Processed 2 stops)
SEKONIC L-778 DUAL SPOT F METER
EV0 (+reciprocity failure compensation) : 82s @ f4 (spot-metered shadows @ 100ASA and placed them at Zone 3)
5mm downward shift
Hasselblad Flexbody w/50mm f4 Zeiss CF Distagon T*
Epson PERFECTION V750-M PRO SCANNER
(20110924_PlusX_old_Pull2Xtol_49467_007)

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