Thank you for that, Michael. I know you've been at this about twice as long as I have so the fact that the experiences you share are so relate-able is reassuring in a way.
Many times I will return home from the field, develop my film and print the next day. Sometimes it's a near seamless process. Other times I am unable to pull what I want from the negatives at first or I am simply unable to print as much film as I expose. Either way, coming back to negatives after time has elapsed can be a complete rediscovery.
I took a trip to Oregon and northern California in 2011. I made some nice prints but was extremely unsatisfied with the majority of my negatives. I'm going through some of that film again now and wondering what the hell I was so unsatisfied with...
Time can be a hell of an editor.
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