Returning to film has been a rejuvination to my creative energies and drive to make art. I won't say that I have not always been a driven person, but have noticed that having choices in mediums has increased both my curiosity and sense of adventure in the creative processes- like I used to feel under the dark cloth of the Ebony RW 45 with you while working together (or running around chicago with one or another film camera). Sad that the owner of Ebony retired, and he did not want the make to continue after him. If I decide to return to large format photography as well, I would likely go with the Chamonix (not as expensive as Ebony, but lighter and stronger with a carbon fiber bottom and made out of the most beautiful maple. In retrospect, I should have kept the Ebony, as those big fat negatives have so much detail. I have been printing some of my 8x10 negatives on the Epson from the days in which I had a VERY heavy Kodak Masterview and 305 Schneider G Claron F9 lens. Negatives the size of most of the scanner bed.
One day to work this week, and every hour is filled, including noon. Have to remember to go across the street and ask Luanna to water the potted plants while I am gone. I monitor their gardens when they travel. Have a good week.