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Sonatas IV (Triptych) - 1 Youth's Spirit Rising

Time passes, shutters flicker fly
As we see through the viewer’s eye
Down the path of silver light
Where a child is playing in the puddle so bright.

Splashing while running from the wood
Toward trees of light where fairies could
Be flitting by in the trees with water sprites
Where she looks up from the pool of light...

Time so quickly passes by
I didn't realize how it caught my eye,
Or my heart, the shutter clicked
In a beat and that was it!

8204-1 scanThis photo was taken in December of 2015 with a Minolta X-570 35 mm SLR equipped with a 50 mm f/1.7 Minolta MD lens on Ilford FP4+ film. The negative was enlarged optically with a Beseler 23CIIXL enlarger and a 50 mm f/2.8 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.

8" x 10" Print

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