I have finally become mobile!
The cloth is now fitted to the dark box and I have been able to make images plein air (outside)
Here’s the setup on my latest project.
I got four not totally useless plates out of a dozen. The difficulty in pouring and developing this format is exponentially increased from 5×4.
The most successful image below.
And an unknown fault.
I think the collodion had set during the process, but I’m open to advice on this.
Lastly another view of the darkbox on day two of the project.
If or when you build your own version make sure the silver tank is somehow attached to the box in a way which eliminates the possibility of it tipping over.
Ask me how I know.
I now have a very small beauty spot on the side of my nose. I feel very lucky.