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    Darkroom Motivation

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    Wanted: Darkroom motivation. 25yo ISO a fire under his butt. 20 sheets to develop; been sitting for 4 days now.

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    A bottle of expensive wine and someone to massage your back while you work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH
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    Wanted: Darkroom motivation. 25yo ISO a fire under his butt. 20 sheets to develop; been sitting for 4 days now.
    Call us after its been sitting for a couple of months. Four days is distraction, 2 months is someone who needs motivation.

    Mike "I have some 8x10 from the fall that needs to be developed"


    PS: I like Arigram's solution though. I could do without the wine, but the massage would be great after standing on the concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram
    A bottle of expensive wine and someone to massage your back while you work?
    That sounds like a plan, as long as the masseuse is one of those models you have in your portfolio .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH
    That sounds like a plan, as long as the masseuse is one of those models you have in your portfolio .
    Ah, but they are all like birds, I photograph them and then they are free to fly away. Last week I didn't go to the darkroom at all because of my aching neck and back and trust me, right now, a good massage would worth the practitioner's weight in gold. Even if he was a big fat Turk like the one that almost broke me to pieces in the oldest Hamam in Istanbul.

    Mr.Davis is right though. Four days is nothing. The other day I found an exposed 35mm film on the darkroom worktable which has rusted waiting for development! Just make a plan to do a few each other day and reward yourself while working or after that.

    Developing fillm can be tedious and tiring but its the most important proccess in the darkroom. You don't want them screwed up! That's why I got a Jobo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH
    Wanted: Darkroom motivation.
    Take one of Les MacLean's courses. Once you see the way....

    Regards, Art.
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    Steve,
    Loose a few pounds and I'll stuff you into my suitcase and smuggle you to Les McLean's workshop with me. BTW I'm happy if I get into my darkroom on the weekends only.

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    Well, the issue is that I only have so many film holders. This really hasn't been an issue before...Its not that I mind processing; its just that the call of the wild has been stronger than the call of the darkened bathroom.

    Bill - thanks for the offer, how big is your suitcase ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH
    Well, the issue is that I only have so many film holders. This really hasn't been an issue before...Its not that I mind processing; its just that the call of the wild has been stronger than the call of the darkened bathroom.

    Bill - thanks for the offer, how big is your suitcase ?
    Then go with the wild and come back with more exposed film. You're gonna hang your head!

    Either way, there's no need to rush. It's your stuff to finish. You can stay out in the sun or in the dark as long as you want. Just don't run out of your energy before you print.

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    Install your hi-fi in your darkroom.

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