Walking Away

Took these a while ago…last day of school.  Can’t believe the summer is OVER half-over.

My vice is cameras (that may surprise you…) but this is where he’d spend his time…

6 thoughts on “Walking Away

  1. P says:

    I enjoyed collecting baseball and football cards when I was younger. Interestingly, it seems very few people are into it anymore, at least in my part of the world. I’m sure the nightmare that is the digital age is responsible for that. I think any hobby that sees people collecting or dealing with real, tangible things is much better time spent than messing around on computers, playing video games, etc. Did you push this roll of Double-X a stop or two?

    • mewanchuk says:

      Hi P…

      He collects hockey cards…and times have sure changed since my day, with a stick of a gum in a package from two or three different vendors.

      Oy vey…it is a deep, dark rabbit hole nowadays!!

      Anyway, these were shot and developed at native ISO (250). The developer was somewhat oxidized though (D76 goes yellow as it ages…) and I used half-strength (1:1) with colder temperatures—usually that tends to increase contrast.

      • P says:

        Yep, things have definitely changed…

        I guess you’re quite brave, using discolored D-76. It’s not a developer I use, but I have read a lot where people mention it’s super risky once it starts to change color. Your results are very nice though, so I guess it worked out for you. One thing is certain: I always enjoy the grain of Double-X. I think your Noritsu does a particularly nice job scanning it.

      • mewanchuk says:


        It has to be -really really- yellow for me not to use it–you’ve definitely got some time once it starts to oxidize.


        Anyway–many thanks!


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