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wowza wednesday… I couldn’t think of a decent title…

I feel like I need to brag about this for a quick second. I broke a personal record today for most efficient use of lab time ever lol. I was there for 2 and a half hours, I managed to develop 2 rolls of infrared, make contact prints, and print NINE 11x4s. Normally I spend like 3 hours on a print alone and thats just a rough draft- by rough draft I mean I’ve tweaked it all I can tolerate for the day and I know what my next step will be to get it 100% perfect. My final 4 prints that are ready for framing didn’t even have dust spots (which I am notorious for forgetting to dust off), YES THAT IS HOW PERFECT THEY CAME OUT.

I had a good printing day, which by far makes up for the crappy one I had a couple weekends ago when I simultaneously murdered my phone and got NO PRINTS done in 2 hours.

I have tomorrow after work, and Saturday for lab time, we hang prints on Monday so I’m going to try to squeeze in time to dry mount my photos for the show before I go hang my beauties.

Now that its crunch time I’m getting REALLY excited about this show. Can you tell?! I’ve used like a million caps in this post! lol :)

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Friday Postcard: Big Hill Lookout

Union Valley Reservoir, El Dorado National Forest - 35 mm Kodak HIE Infrared

I try to visit my favorite area of mountains at least twice a year or more, this year I only got up there once.  I was hoping to go up for a day before winter kicked in but California has really unpredictable weather sometimes and before you knew it summer turned straight into winter.  Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to wait until the thaw at the end of May.

PS.  My scanner sucks, so all those dust spots?  Yeah, pretend they aren’t there.  Its bad enough I had to scan in my original 11×14 in halves on my 8×10 scanner and then put them together in photoshop.

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Sheridan & Alexis

Putah Creek bridge, Winters

There is this beautiful old bridge just outside of Davis that I love to go take pictures at.  If you like random graffiti this place is for you.  I’ve shot this bridge several times and every time I love it, and every time the graffiti changes.  When I got my hands on the last of Kodak’s HIE Infrared film I went out in search of foliage to photograph which resulted in this photo.  Enjoy.

*Sorry for the crap scan quality, excuse the scanner dust spots, working on getting a negative scanner soon *