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So many memories Donald! I had forgotten my first 4x5 architectural shoot, the one where I seemed to mis-interpret the orientation of the film notch, thereby shooting the entire assignment through the back of the emulsion! Dust, static discharge exposing the film during the winter, numbering the holders, the corresponding job bags at the lab, adding a cooler to all the gear I had to haul during the warm months. No telling how many Coleman coolers I left around the country as I headed for my flight home.
The thought of going thousands of miles to shoot an assignment, shooting for a week and relying on gut feel and crummy Polaroid facsimilies as exposure guides, sends chills up my spine, but we did it thousands of times. And Donald, how about working with media that had an exposure latitude of a half a stop?! All of this plus the rigors of walking two miles to school, uphill both ways! That's when men were men..................
Occasionally, late at night when I have fallen asleep Photoshopping and my twitching hand has opened a dozen windows on my screen, I long for the night film drop at the lab, but then I recall what we're talking about here. "The good old days........" in most cases, are a figment of ones imagination.