Regular Rod

Regular Rod

Posted on 03/17/2014


Photo taken on March 17, 2014


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Whole Plate (6½ x 8½) Whole Plate (6½ x 8½)



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CRITERION VIEW
Ross
ILFORD FP4 Plus
OBSIDIAN AQUA
Derbyshire Wye


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Derbyshire Wye - Breezy Day - Looking across to Wiksup Wood

Derbyshire Wye - Breezy Day - Looking across to Wiksup Wood
This is a bitter sweet image for me as it is the penultimate photograph I will ever make with this camera. Why? It is too good to use. Imagine buying a camera that was made in 1907 to find that it has almost certainly never been used. To all intents and purposes it was "New Old Stock" (NOS). There was not a mark on it anywhere (until I made one underneath when fiddling with the tripod screw) and there is the rub. It will decline in its perfection if I drag it around the river valleys of Derbyshire and so a unique, perfect example of the Whole plate sized, Criterion View Camera from Gundlach - Manhattan Optical Company of Rochester, New York would be ruined. I need to find a museum that would want and appreciate this camera so it could stay perfect for at least another 107 years...

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