Posted November 28, 2009

Southbound


Southbound Caltrain on a spring night in 2006, taken from the California Avenue station platform.

Shot with a Minolta XG-M and the 50mm f1.7 lens on Ilford HP5, scanned on a Polaroid SprintScan 35+, then severely cleaned up and contrast adjusted in Photoshop CS4. In the spring semester of 2006, my son Cameron took a photo class at his high school. After he finished the required shooting for each assignment, there were often a few shots left on the roll, which he let me use up, and then he passed me the negatives after he developed the roll in the school darkroom. Free film and developing traded off against a lot of Photoshop work to repair the dust spots and scratches and water stains left over from this processing pipeline, but I would never have ended up shooting B&W film in 2006, so definitely worth it.

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