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Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Like many photographers over 40 I cut my photographic teeth on black and white. It was pure magic - loading the film on a reel and processing it, the result a strip of images. Then came the magic you could see - the print appearing on the paper in the developing tray. I have not taken a roll of film for almost six years. The magic may be gone but those wonderful black and white images don't have to be. The above was a color digital image taken last summer. It was converted to black and white and then the contrast was adjusted with PhotoShop. My first attempt but not my last. The gray scale is certainly better than the overwhelming green of the original.