First results from large format photography

I’ve had my Intrepid 4x5 for a while now and so far have shot about 30 sheets of film, 10 each of Portra 160, E100 and Ilford Ortho 80. I have to say…I am not exactly thrilled. I just never got that initial wow moment from the sheets and to be honest half of them were ruined because I just didn’t know how to work the camera (a few light leaks, misaligned film, bad focus, etc).

Until this week. Not exactly a wow one but I finally got some results that are pointing in the right direction. So, what are they?