Still waiting for the film development tube to arrive. If I am not happy with the results, I will return to the old standard of tray development. Using trays will result in having to block the window in the upstairs bathroom and tape and put a towel under the door for each development session, being sans darkroom. Figured out, with the help of another Chamonix user and Fine Art Photgrapher, Michael E. Gordon, how to get the ground glass back off (not entire camera back) to add a 6x17 roll film holder when I get one in the future. Will be like shooting with the holga pan, only 4 cm longer.....very panoramic. I can clearly see the attractiveness of digital photography to the bulk of the general public, if one is not enamored with the many steps involved in shooting and processing your own film, especially large format which has the added dimension of requiring one truly understand exposure, in addition to being bulky, heavy, and slow. That has always been the attractive part for me-the contemplative and slow, for there is something about returning home with two large format negatives from a days work, compared to 140 exposures (especially when shooting HDR and making three exposures for every photograph), which requires a rich concentration and simultaneous appreciation for both your subject and your work.
“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.”
― Nan Goldin