Friday, October 7, 2011

Smelling Chemicals

I love the smell of chemicals at the film development sink ... watching the clock and turning the development tank every minute ... the suspense when you can finally open the tank after the fix has been pored out, just before the first wash starts ... when you get a first glimpse at the roll ...

... and then you get really excited about making prints ... the magic when the picture appears on the paper while you gently rock it in the developing tray ... the creamy grey tones that you get with film ... the time you spend in the darkroom with that one print ... to make it perfect ... the bonding.

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