Hey. . . have you seen this one? Yea, it's the Blurry House. But this one is different. But it's still blurry.
Yesterday I took TWO different 4x5 cameras out to photograph this house around the corner. It just gets the best morning sunlight, really nice. I made sure everything was right, that the film holder was firmly seated in the film back, that the focus was right on. I did that with the liberator, then I did it with my Graflex Speed Graphic which focuses on the back ground glass. I was truly satisfied I'd nailed it. So. . . I came home and developed two plates, one from each camera, let them dry, then scanned them. WTF? Again, they are out of focus blurry. I thought maybe it is the scanner or the way I am scanning, so I flipped them over and scanned again. Then I took out the plate holder and scanned them directly on the scanning glass--both ways.
They were all blurry.
I've decided it is the house. I think it must be out of focus. There is no other explanation.
In truth, I'm disheartened. I've spent a lot of time and energy and money trying to nail this large format dream I have, but it ain't working out. I'm going to try shooting film in both cameras today. I am flummoxed.