My first trip across the ice road from Bayfield, WI to Madeline Island. A little unsettling to drive over 150 ft of depth, but there is still close to three feet of ice. They check it four times daily. With the increase in temperatures and the wind, it can all break up quickly, so this will be it for this year. I only covered a small bit of the 14 mile island (almost twice the length of Mackinaw Island), but will return on the ferry with my car and the grandkids this summer. Simply gorgeous...if you did not know better, you would think you were on the coast of Maine.
I love the smooth and creamy tones of FP4 in Rodinal. Pan F is a bit more harsh, but also lovely. I have been won away from PMK Pyro and will be returning to using what I learned first in the darkroom class all those years ago-to use Kodak HC-110 with faster films like Ilford HP5 or Kodak Tri X. They would be too grainy in Rodinal for my taste. The other nice thing about both of these developers is they are not toxic in the least like Pyro.
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one's self.
To mind one's own business.
Not to want to manage other people's affairs.
To avoid curiosity.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept insults and injuries.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation.
Never to stand on one's dignity.
To choose always the hardest.”
― Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living