OK so it hasn't the same caché as Gorillas in the Mist, but we don't have gorillas in the fields, only cows - or cow, in this case. This one was snapped one morning last week more or less from our front door - isn't she a beaut?
|Misty Morning Cow, 2014 style|
I use Ilford under-the-lens filters and used a G4 1/2 for this one, but I'm still not overly happy with the contrast - should be snappier methinks, no? Perhaps the developer is on the way out - I'm not great at keeping tabs on how many prints I've used it for. I love using the Nova slot processor - I mean, I switch it on to heat up the chems and 20 mins later I'm printing. No fuss. But the developer has been in there for a couple of months now and although I have replenished from time to time I think it might be past its best. That's my excuse anyway. I know I could have tweaked the contrast in PS, but that would be cheating, right? I do a vanilla scan with the Epson, re-size it and upload it, that's all I ever do.
Anyway, the darkroom is due for a major renovation any day now. It's been in the planning for a while and now the time has come to install running water. It means building a frame and then a plywood sink before the plumber comes in and routes some water half way round the house. Someday soon. Perhaps.