return to the darkroom

Darkroom at Genesee Center

Last week I returned to the darkroom! It was amazing. The last time I printed in the darkroom was in 2007-ish? So many years ago!

I have been talking about returning to the darkroom for nearly a year – I finally got the kick in the butt I needed! One of my instructors at work was unable to teach a pinhole camera event last night so I jumped at the opportunity. I LOVE pinhole cameras. So fun! More about the event in a later post…

It was great being back under the safelights with the smell of fixer in the air. I picked up a couple of rolls of Ilford HP5 Plus and plan on shooting them tomorrow so I can process the film on Monday. Again, it’s been several years since I processed film. Wish me luck!

end of summer & a new season

Party Boats, Labor Day 2016

Labor Day was last weekend which marks the end of summer. Fall is almost here – even though it is currently 87*F in my apartment as I’m typing this.

A lot has happened over the last several months but, not a lot has changed. I was scrolling back through this blog and found my post about balance. I wrote that nearly a year ago and I have failed miserably at finding a balance. I’ve said it several times – and maybe this time it will stick – this blog is a huge part of that balance because it is MINE and about ME. I need to re-focus my energy back to this blog. I miss writing for writing’s sake.

I redesigned this blog earlier today. A fresh look for a new season and renewed interest in this blog. Cheers!