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    Darkroom processing v cooking

    I find cooking very similar to photographic processing, with the time/temperature and mixing being of similar importance. I was cooking a dish tonight using my favourite spatula, in the same way I have favourite tools in photographic processing. For instance I use barbeque tongs to process prints. Can others relate to this comparison, with perhaps their own favourite?

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    I actually just made this exact comparison the other day in another thread...I definitely print like I cook...generally without a recipe and with a decent glass of red wine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Lange View Post
    I actually just made this exact comparison the other day in another thread...I definitely print like I cook...generally without a recipe and with a decent glass of red wine.
    Chris, your post probably inspired my thread and I second the decent glass of red wine.

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    Of course, Some are Heston Blumenthal in the darkroom; while others have a more "caveman" approach ...

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    hey pdeeh

    what is the caveman approach ?
    ( i'll have to google heston b too ) ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Can others relate to this comparison, with perhaps their own favourite?
    My cooking tends to be of the "bung it in the oven on hot and take it out when the smoke alarm sounds" school. If the smoke alarm goes off while I'm in the darkroom, something real bad has happened.

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    I tell people that if you can make Kraft Mach-n-Cheese you can process black and white film.
    “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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    I cook only so that I don't starve or go broke by eating out. I much prefer the darkroom. Some of my better kitchen concoctions were a result of tossing stuff in a pan while drinking some wine, though. I just don't enjoy cooking.

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    Cooking to me is as therapeutic as printing if not more so...it also gives me a decent reason to call some friends around and have some good drinks and conversation. I love spending 2 or 3 hours, sometimes more on preparing a good meal with company, sampling each dish. When I had my apartment at school, my friends knew that coming over for dinner would be a 4 hour affair, at least...we did this numerous times a week. Everyone brought ingredients/wine/beer...the girls would talk and drink and make fun of us while my best friend and I would prepare each course.

    What fun...
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    Maybe somebody should organize a poll on the relationship between those who stuck with or returned to analogue photography, and those who like to cook.
    I really enjoy both....

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