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Sonatas VIII-2 (Allegro Giojoso)

Looking upward at the snow
Piled on branches, poised to fall below
Flocking trees along the lane
Where soon, the children will sled again
Down three sloping hills toward the river they’ll glide;
Some with dogs or cats frisking and sliding beside.
Catawampus some of their pets will go
Some will go twirling through the snow!

16007-1 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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