I'm just curious if there's anyone else here with an interest in traditional(film) medium and large format photography. For my part, I've been shooting 6x6 on and off for years with both a Rolleicord and Rolleiflex. I added a Bronica SQ-A(and 80mm lens) to my stable a few years ago. Back when I started, 90% of what I did was on transparency film(mostly Provia, although I also shot a fair bit of Velvia 50-my favorite film of all time). More recently, increasing processing costs and an appreciation has led me to shooting a lot more B&W. Back when I started, Plus-X quickly became my film of choice. With Plus-X now gone, I've transitioned mostly to Ilford FP4+, although I have some 35mm Plus-X in the freezer. Needless to say, I've also burned my fair share of Tri-X. I've also just recently taken the plunge and am getting set-up to start at-home E6 processing. Freestyle Photo(under their Arista brand) offers a VERY attractively priced 3-bath E6 kit, and I have a 1 quart kit sitting here waiting for me to get the courage to try it. Color has always scared me due to the need to hold it at higher temperatures as well as how unforgiving E6 is. With zero semi-local labs offering sheet film processing and 120 E-6 now running close to $10 a roll, along with California labs charging $5 a sheet, a $40 kit that can do 8 rolls of 120 or 32 sheets of 4x5 is very attractive. So far, I'm very much in the teething stages of large format. I bought a Speed Graphic about a month back. All I have is the standard 137mm Opteron lens(which I'm told is actually an excellent lens when stopped down) and so far have only made a couple of less than stellar exposures on FP4+. I have some new Velvia 100 in the freezer next to some expired Velvia 50, but obviously want to really get to know the camera before I start burning film that runs $3-4 a sheet. In any case, with all my rambling here are some photos. These were scanned on an Epson V700. As anyone who has scanned knows, dust is a constant enemy, and some of these have not been worked over to get rid of the worst of the dust. I'm also fighting contrast-this particular site is a favorite of mine, but I need to visit in the morning as the sun angle basically kills contrast in the afternoon, especially with some of the older lenses I'm using. I've also not been completely happy with the contrast I've been getting from FP4+-I may need to start developing it in straight D76 rather than using it 1:1 as I have been. Now that I'm also not at the mercy of my parents and having to sneak in developing at night in an upstairs bathroom(I did use the argument that some people smoke in the bathroom to try and hide it, and developing film is a lot less benign than that, but that argument didn't fly ) , I'm planning on getting set up to wet print. Good enlargers are basically free now if you watch Craigslist and are willing to go get them. Also, I don't really "do" social media, but someone saw me dust spotting images at work and asked me if I was preparing Instagram images. I wasn't aware of the fact that square is apparently the new "thing" with the popularity of Instagram. To me, square is just what you do in medium format(although I know 645 and 6x7 are certainly around).