Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On (with apologies to Jimmy Buffett)

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Dan Henderson, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Dan Henderson

    Dan Henderson Member

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    I have spent days' worth of darkroom time trying to get the right tone color on 2 images that go together. I started out with Ilford WT paper in WT developer>sepia>gold, then switched out to Foma paper and Fotospeed lith developer, then back to WT developer>sepia>gold with Foma paper. I just cannot get 2 prints of the same tone that work for me.

    So I decided to save some samples of what I do have that is close, put the negative file away, and move on to other work. I'll come back to this someday.

    I just needed to vent. Thanks for listening!
     
  2. bill schwab

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    I've had more of those days than I care to remember! You're doing the right thing in walking away for now Dan.

    Bill
     
  3. Alex Bishop-Thorpe

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    Happens with just about everything I'm afraid. One of the main reasons I ditched the idea of a career in Computers, for some reason no one will let you leave a broken computer for another day :rolleyes:
    You made the right move, time being frustrated can be better spent as time being creative.
     
  4. Lee Shively

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    I agree. When you start getting bad ju-ju, just back away. It will only get worse.
     
  5. Black Dog

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    Me too.When something like this happens, don't fight it, feel it.There is no try.