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November 21, 2007

Don't You Think
Wednesday. I got the black and white contact sheets back from the “custom processor” today and remembered, after scanning a couple of the negatives, all the hassles I had two years ago getting my last processor to do a decent job. Dirty negatives (many small spots) with a lot of crappy grain, which means they didn't use the right developer. I remember having the same problem and having it go away when I got my old film processor (who is no longer doing black and white) to go to T-MAX for my own work instead of the whatever god-awful works with every kind of black and white film crap he'd been using. My error. I haven't had any problem using T-MAX developer here at home, another reason to do it myself, but again: crap. Nice to work with black and white film again, though, at least for a while. I think I'll see if I can't shoot the Great American Black and White Photograph using the new telephoto lens (which is on its way) shooting, perhaps, from a table at my morning café. No need to, um, expend unnecessary effort on the Great American Black and White photograph, after all, here in Oakland.

Had lunch today at Harrington's in San Francisco with Mr. E and Mr. S keeping it to three glasses of Guinness with their roast chicken and rice special. A full day, don't you think?

The photograph was taken at a studio session in Emeryville with a Nikon F5 mounted with a 28 - 70mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens on T-MAX 400.