My photo album

Most of my photography these days is analogue – i.e., shot on film, and printed in the darkroom. The only electricity consumed in the entire process is the light bulb in the enlarger. I usually scan the negatives in to have digital copies, so I can post them on my website, but it’s not quite the same.

This week’s Photo Challenge is to take a picture of one of your photos on display, in some form or another. I decided to take a picture of one of my favourite prints. This picture was taken at the Avon Valley Railway in 2010, but the print was made recently, in June 2011. There’s already a scan of the negative on my blog.

This photo shows that I have mounted it in a hardback album and attached a caption label. No matter how easy it is to store, find and view digital photos, they just can’t compare to the experience of looking at printed photographs – especially analogue photographs. I often find myself flicking through this album, and studying the detail in the photos.

Drop me a line if you’d like a traditionally-printed copy of this picture.

Jonathan Gazeley

Geek info: Negative shot on Ilford FP4+ using a Canon AE-1 Program camera with a Canon 135mm f/3.5 lens. Print made on Ilford Warmtone RC paper and toned in Agfa Viradon.

One Comment

  1. lordhutton
    July 19, 2011

    Great piccie, yes please.I have sailed under the Avon Railway Bridge half a dozen times now

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