Those lines, though…

I’ve complained about them before.  I wondered if my scanner was at fault, if the sensor was dusty.  I wondered if it were possibly the film itself.  As it turns out though, the most likely culprit is the darkroom’s new film squeegee, which looks an awful lot like this one.  At this point, I’d almost wish that it was my scanner.  When I wet printed some of these photos below for my exhibition, I could see the marks on the prints and knew then that those marks were on my film and are likely permanent now.  Sadly, they can also be seen in Overwhelming Majority as well, though I’m sure it’s not as noticeable as I think it is.  But they’re there

The problem?  Over-aggression.  I was clamping that squeegee on my film as hard as I could, and I’m told that’s what’s led to those lines (you’ll notice they’re not present in my recent color film which was not developed by me).  Live and learn, I suppose.

Completing Advanced Photography and especially the end of the exhibition sort of feels like the end of a chapter.  I don’t really know where I’m going next, except now that my photo minor is out of the way, I can concentrate on my minor in film studies, as well as getting around to graduating sooner or later.  I had a series of backed-up posts that I’ve strung out as long as I could (since April, in fact), but while I’m still shooting, I haven’t been gotten anything developed recently, so this might be my last post for a month or two.  Then again, I might be back in just a couple weeks; nothing has been planned in advance.

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