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Sonatas VIII-6 (Adagio Delicato)

A quiet scene on a peaceful day
Still nothing to mar the quiet, I say
No wind or animals at play -
And then, while everything is still
A hushed, soft sound the silence fills
The air - what can it be?
I search the trees - I have to see...
I looked about the scenes of white
To find the sound, to catch the sight!
I caught the snow taking a sudden spill!
For the gentle sway of a wire will
Oft shake the snow quite suddenly!
Some snow has dropped upon a tree
To cause a burst on a branch of snow!
‘Tis like a snowy cross near center left in white;
Looking on to guard the falling snow
The tree stands a sentinary guard in the rear, near right.

16017-1 scanThe photo was taken in January of 2020 with a Pentax 67 medium format SLR equipped with a 200 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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