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17082006 back to the darkroom!
17/08/2006 poochdad

17082006 back to the darkroom!

OK, this may not be the best photo you've ever seen. It may even be the worst photo you've seen for some time. But this represents several hours of work for Dad so he's determined to post it. It's a frame from his first home-processed film. That's right - not this computerised stuff but smelly chemicals and water and mess everywhere. Dad had fun, but Mum was not too impressed and as for me... if you can make me out in this shot you'll see I look distinctly underwhelmed.

(dad: I did have a lot of fun - there's something therapeutic about sloshing chemicals
about inside a processing tank instead of sitting in front of the computer. Recommended
for anyone with pixel-itis! ;-) )

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Michael Todd Thorpe23-Aug-2006 20:25
Looks like Dad had fun! I have to say, between you and DM, I get an itching for negatives, too. If I wait a bit, it passes... Actually, I don't have room for it these days...
Celeste C.20-Aug-2006 23:28
I like this. A very real feel to it. Forge onward!
uofmtiger20-Aug-2006 20:40
Good try! Reminds of my high school photography class.

Look forward to seeing more!
laine8220-Aug-2006 14:40
Dad of course would have cleaned up his mess & not left it for Mum would he :>)
It sort of reminds me of the old home any moment your going to move, Pooch !! A fine attempt Dad.
poochdad19-Aug-2006 13:47
For anyone wanting to know how to do black and white film processing have a look
at Ilford's website - - will
tell you just what to do! :-)
Cindy Flood19-Aug-2006 03:14
I would love to know how to do this. Then I could have that Leica rangefinder that I'm hankering for. Good work, Dad.
Zak18-Aug-2006 10:15
good for a 1st attempt! ;-)
joanteno18-Aug-2006 05:43
Cool shot.. Film, It been a long time since I shot that..
Bryan Murahashi18-Aug-2006 03:31
Very nice classic feel in this photo.
Must be neat to see the image appear magically from the combo of chemicals and paper.
Mindy McNaugher18-Aug-2006 03:15
Love the grain of the film! Way to go! I miss darkroom work!
Pic Chick18-Aug-2006 02:04
You know what? I kinda like it too!
emmii!!!!!18-Aug-2006 01:00
Seems like Pooch would rather be playing with Hippo II or Ewe to be sniffing chemicals :-)
Looks like a really aged photograph!
Coleen Perilloux Landry18-Aug-2006 00:39
Is that you, Pooch. I thought it was a hedgehog.
Steve Pepple17-Aug-2006 23:44
Cool. I like it, kinda artsy.
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