I think I am going to start posting everyday again. I liked checking in here every day last year. Even if it is to just post a boring update about how my day is, it is nice to have it to look back on. If nothing else I can post a photo. I always have photos.
Here is a photo I took last week as I was walking to work. I made it to Newspace Sunday and developed it myself. It’s been awhile since I’ve developed film and I had a hard time remembering how but everything seemed to go ok since there are images on the negatives. I am going to try to shoot a roll of black and white film and develop it every week so I can get back into the practice. Maybe I will even get good at it someday!
I got a roll of Paris film developed this week and, sigh. It made me relive my short trip this past September. The roll that was developed was taken on our last day there. We spent the day at both the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay and then we decided to walk the Champs-Élysées so we could we see the Arc de Triomphe. By the time we reached the place where this photo was taken we had been walking for hours and hours and were in so much pain. As we walked back to our hotel we rested here, in front of the Musee d’Orsay and watched a couple of guys skateboard. I think about this moment often, for some reason. I was so happy, the sun was setting, and I was sitting in front of this museum full of famous paintings that I saw earlier in the day. I drank it all in completely and totally. It was a bitter sweet moment because I knew I would be leaving the next day. And there, as we sat there, were these guys skateboarding. It all felt surreal.
This photo was made with my Pentax P30t and Tri-x film.