Some film shots from the southwest
I'm finally getting to my film shots from my southwest trip. School has picked up faster than I anticipated and although I've had my film developed for many weeks I haven't been able to do anything with it. I've scanned some negatives here and there but haven't gotten to print (I thought I'd be able to do that today, but alas work has called to me and I'm here instead).
But I thought I would share some of the ones I've scanned. I've found that scanning the images that I think I may like from the contact sheets really helps confirm or dismiss my original liking of an image. By doing it this way, I save grief, money and time in the darkroom. I never thought digital would help me so much. I still intend to print a lot of these by hand in the darkroom, but the digital darkroom is definitely helping me narrow my selection. And also enlightening me on a small mini series I have in the making:
Most of these were taken in Canyon de Chelly (and as you can see in two there are a few ruins. They look like toy buildings and it's hard to imagine they're big enough to house whole families from the pictures) although one is from Chaco. And these are just from 3 out of my 8 rolls of film. Like I said... a mini series in the making. I wish I could print today... after scanning these in yesterday (I had the lack of motivation to print, so I decided to still be a little productive in my endeavor) I got excited about a few. Oh well, guess I'll have to start Monday.
All taken with Ilford FP4 iso 64, developed 1:3 in ID-11, negatives scanned digitally.