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Sonatas VIII-1 (Allegro Giojoso)

Early in the morning, new fallen snow
To the winter gardens’ untouched frost I go.
No footsteps mar the paths of white;
Not a rabbit or cat track is in sight;
Not a sound yet rents the air -
Even the wind seems to hide elsewhere.
The frosty morning is quite still
As I venture toward the sledding hill.

16005-1 scanThe photo was taken in January of 2020 with a Pentax 67 medium format SLR equipped with a 45 mm f/4 SMC Pentax 67 lens on Ilford FP5+ 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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