Photographer's Note

Kids playing at local playground.

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Jurek was right, it's kind of hard to leave.

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Taken with Nikon FM2n, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens on Kodak Tri-X 400 film. Developed in Kodak ID-11 using my friend's development method. Scanned using Nikon Coolscan V ED scanner, adjusted a bit afterwards.

The negative came out really contrasty. It is a bit overdeveloped but due to my friend's method, there're still plenty of details in the shadows, which really impresses me. I think we should have shortened the development time a bit and it would be just great then.

I'm really happy with my new negative scanner - Nikon Coolscan V ED. At first, I wanted to buy the PRO version - Nikon Coolscan 5000 Super ED. It's a bit better than my V ED (has multisampling and it scans in 16 bit), but it's too expensive for me at the moment, especially if I were to buy it here in Poland. Moreover, for serious work, I won't scan and make prints out of it but simply go into the darkroom and make the prints myself. Much more fun and much better results.

Probably a lot of people wonder why I stopped shooting digital. I didn't stop though I don't use it as much as before. I like the feeling of shooting film. I like to wait until the negative comes out of the development tank, then make prints or scan the negative and see the results. There's some kind of magic in it...

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