After Christmas PutteringMonday, December 30, 2013
Those ever more quick slow days between Christmas and New Year’s Day are perfect for doing nothing or in a different way of putting it, puttering.
I could go into the cold and humid darkroom and putter with negatives and make prints. Or I can somehow enter the 21st century and work with my monitor and computer.
But I never let old technology fade away completely. The pictures you see here were originally taken on Kodak TMZ 5054 a very fast 3200 ISO b+w film. I could have easily made some prints in the darkroom or scanned the negatives with my Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner. What I did was scan four different images from the contact sheet. No matter how clean the scanner glass is or how many times you wipe clean the glossy contact, at the magnification needed for these images there is a lot of dust and stuff that need persistent work with Photoshop’s healing brush and clone stamp tools.