Sorry guys... I had to do it.
I didn't like making contact prints.... maybe it's the size.... or my work needs a crop.... or I couldn't burn and dodge very well.... or I could never get the glass clean. Hey just because it worked for Weston doesn't mean it's for everyone.
Anyway I bought a Beseler with a 8x10 cold head and a lens... now once I get this baby set up, I'll be all set. On a new adventure, off to the races as they say.
This is the last thing I need, now my pictures can be great .... it's my silver bullet.
At least until tomorrow... when my pictures still suck, only in a bigger way, and now you can see the grain... and lack of focus, and the dust wasn't on the glass, it was in the film holder.
I'm not going to sell that piece of glass just yet.
Too bad i just stocked up on multigrade.... now I have to use graded paper.
Keeping Ilford in business one print at a time.