This film had much more contrast than I had anticipated. I believe I shot it once before in high school. It’s possible I processed that first roll poorly, leading to murky and flat negatives and/or prints. My impressions of that film were cemented for years because of how I processed it at the time.
The first time we go through certain events in life can be the same way. Our inexperience leads to poor results and outcomes, often creating a lasting impact. We should resist closing off our mind after the first impression. We must allow ourselves time to adapt and understand. Hopefully, in the future our processing will be more refined.
In this case I paid someone at Unique Photo to do it for me but they did a great job! Some very minor curve adjustments on these jpegs along with with Photoshop spotting and removal of a timestamp or two.
There is ONE 4×6 print available for each of the images below. Think of it as a postcard from my eyeballs. 20% of sales from these prints will be donated to The Sierra Club Foundation, an environmental conservation group.
Hi, if you’re still here, consider that 3 of these photos were taken at South Mountain Reservation. This park, located in New Jersey, is primarily accessible to the public because of the Civilian Conservation Corps – a work relief program created by FDR’s New Deal. Please stay politically active, contact your representative and tell them you have interest in some sort of New Deal program. It’s important we take conservation seriously. I encourage you to check out The Sierra Club Foundation and give them your money. I’ve looked at their financial statements and they seem to be a great non-profit. They have a good history and are well reviewed.