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    Free Darkroom!

    (Not offering, bragging).

    Went to see my mum yesterday, she told me that she was recently talking to a friend of hers, whose husband passed away a year or two ago. The quote was pretty much something like, "my husband loved photography, had his own darkroom and everything. I was looking for somewhere to give it away, it's just cluttering the shed right now, your son can have it if he wants".

    I have no idea what's in it (at least one enlarger, probably trays, and a bunch of chemicals that are probably expired), and I have nowhere to put it (although, I do have a ceiling-space high enough to stand in, a few sheets of black plastic might light-tight it), but I'm just so happy to get something that will enable me to wet-print (I've been scanning for a year or two and i'm already sick of it, especially the dust).
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    Woohoo! Good score. Something similar happened to me a couple years ago. I've been using bits and pieces of it for developing film, but not printed yet. It's great that you were able to keep all that equipment alive and working, instead of rotting in a landfill.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    Yay!!

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    Enjoy and the dust problem is just starting. HahA

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    Kind of confusing here. Do you want affirmation on that you received is great or do you want sympathy for what was NOT included ?

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    Welcome to the dark side.... Dust is not a problem in Adelaide, really it isn't
    If you get a chance, check out my new Facebook Page, Kustoms On Silver!

    Hoffy's Flickr Photostream (Not quite analog Only, but nearly!)

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    same experience here... minus the death.

    There's a community group here called FREECYCLE... basically it's people offering up things they'll likely throw away/ put on the street for trash. 80% of it is crap, but every now and then you find gems. They also allow you to place Wanteds and wouldn't you know... a guy came up with a full darkroom with 2 4x5 enlargers, trays, chemistry, etc etc etc

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    Does not matter what is there. Jump in. The water is fine. Congratulations.
    Thank you.
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    Good to see ya, CW! Been a while!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Yes it is good to be back. Don't wanna hijack this thread though. I'll start an I'm back in the intros for that. Good to be seen, though.
    Thank you.
    -CW

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