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Sonatas IV (Triptych) - 3 Youth's Spirit Rising

The circle ever changes - for Love is divine;
The pictures are immortal - they'll be remade in time...
I've seen your picture remade - as it will ever be -
The day your little daughter came running to me;
Stepping out of the pool, lovely as you were at two and at three!

So like you in form, in beauty, sweetness and grace
I still see you at that age, and now she has your face!
She has toddled - smiling up that same path with affection
To look up from time's eternal reflection.

That's how it's done, the mind’s camera molds
An eternal picture of our progenies souls.
To stay in our hearts, and that's how they'll always be
In our minds for a lifetime, that's the picture we'll see.

8205-1 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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