Now to get things in focus
Having learned how to set the exposure on the 100 year-old Thornton Pickard I have been working on getting everything well-focussed.
The challenge with focussing for a still life like this is the depth-of-field is shallow beacuse the camera is so close to the subject. To maximise the depth of field I set the f-stop to its maximum of f64. As a result of this small aperture little light gets to the film, so I needed a long exposure of 7 minutes.