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Sonatas VIII-4 (Allegro Giojoso)

I step aside - the sled lane is exposed
Near the snow covered evergreen past which sledders rode
With rosy cheeks and merry laughter
Scarves flying behind them and dogs tumbling after!
Children make snow angels down there at the end,
Then climb up steps on the left to slide down again.
As I look at the lane with its trees on the side
A springtime memory does abide,
For the snowy branches in their frosted freeze
In the spring are lovely bridal wreathes.
These hills all green and white in spring,
With violets of every shade blooming
And children romping everywhere;
Picking flowers in the fresh spring air!
Hunting for their Easter Eggs
On unsteady toddler legs,
While young parents hold their baby hands
In each basket - treasures land!
Now ice seals each memory spring has left
But I do not feel bereft
For will not the melting snow
Water the seeds that lie below?
Will not the thaw make flowers grow
That spring will bloom anew?

16011-1 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.

This print (1/25) was made in November, 2020 on 8” x 10” paper. 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 is available for purchase for $200, mounted or unmounted. Please contact me if interested. Thank You.

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