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Birdie Boutique-2

8501-1 scanThe Birdie Boutique, an old Craftsman Style bungalow turned into a bird pet store, in Durham, North Carolina. When first moving to Durham, my fiancée mistook the (now removed) sign on the front saying "Birdie Boutique" to read "Bridal Boutique". She insisted on going in - and was shocked to discover parrots, not bridal supplies! The photo was taken in December of 2015 with a Minolta X-570 35 mm SLR equipped with a 135 mm f/2.8 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.

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