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Sonatas IX-2 (Andante Affabile)

Walking into the forest - along the rock cliff
She admires the beauty, finds a good place to sit;
To strum the small harp she brought in her pack
“I’m calling the Forest Fae! Do you think they’ll come back?”

She sings, playing arias, with a soft smile,
Then packs up her harp again after a while.
“The steps are inviting. Which way do we go?”
“I’ll follow you”, she says, “This is your trail, I know.”

I tell her, “Have care, don’t run into the rock!”
“Turn left sharply going downhill, we’ll have work coming back.”

14230-1 scanThe photo was taken in June of 2019 with a Minolta X-570 35 mm SLR equipped with a 50 mm f/1.7 Minolta MD lens on Ilford FP4+ film. The negative was enlarged optically with a Beseler 23CIIXL enlarger and a 50 mm f/2.8 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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