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Sonatas VIII-7 (Adagio Delicato)

Looking upward through the trees snow glazed and frozen
I’m pleased I took this path unchosen
By the little forest creatures
That I may enjoy the unmarked features
While I journey forward - not too far
I look not backward as I go
To see not where my footsteps marred
Where I went walking in the snow.
Now home to breakfast I’ll enjoy the trees aglaze
With frosty lace of snow and ice
Before the world of nature wakes to winters’ wonder and delights.

16019-1 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.

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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