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Sonatas IX-16 (Presto Appassionato)

Peering down again we catch a distant fisherman alone
Working to mine the pool below the Falls and carry a trophy home.
“He’s hoping to bring to the fireside a feast for his family for dinner!”
My Love, puts in her thoughts, and then to the sandbar looks for a glimmer

Of swimmers, or sunbathers, children with pails looking for shells today,
But - alas - the beach remains empty and bare, the swimmers gone away.

13013-1 scanThe photo was taken in September of 2018 with a Pentax 67 medium format SLR equipped with a 105 mm f/2.4 SMC Pentax 67 lens on Ilford FP4+ film. The negative was enlarged optically with a Beseler 23CIIXL enlarger and a 100 mm f/5.6 Schneider Componon-S lens on Ilford Multigrade FB Classic Double Weight Fiber Base silver gelatin photo paper. Processing was done archivally using Kodak chemistry, with a final toning with Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner, treated with hypo clearing agent, and washed in an archival washer.

All aspects of this print were handled in an authentic, pre-digital manner. Archival processing will ensure the maximum life span for this print.

This print (1/25) on 8” x 10” paper is available for purchase, mounted or unmounted. Please contact me if interested. Thank You.

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