Today’s featured photo of the day! Obscure Darkroom Magic

Here is today’s featured photo. I am featuring an extra special event of featuring a reflection of my favorite part of being in the darkroom…making art out of a regular photo! Here is a set of photos of horses walking in Bullfrog Lake in the Palos area of the Cook County Forest Preserves in Illinois. Date – 1981.

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Colorized with a selenium toner with a green spectrum selection.

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This is the original shot with no embellishments.

Photo taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Kodak Tri-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 400 (raw grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals [grain became course, because this was my first developed roll and I developed above the 68° recommended temperature and agitated the roll too harshly during development, but the results were artistic], and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.

FACT:  The grain for ISO (ASA) 1000 films that were introduced in the mid-80’s were not even as course as this 400 speed roll’s characteristics

See you tomorrow with another fine darkroom magic photograph!!
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