Well, my stay in wonderful Reisterstown MD is coming to an end today. My host Bonnie has been an absolute delight and I may just find myself back here again someday. For now it's off toward Maine for Gilli and I - we are going to try to make it to Maine by early next week and we have a long way to go and a lot of interesting things to encounter on the way.
Here are a few images that have been captured using the wonderful Fuji instant film FP100c and the old, but reliable Polaroid 600SE camera with a Mamiya 127 lens. Rolleiflex images await development.
Two nights ago I stayed up late and printed these two images from this years Rainbow Gathering. I used Oriental F2 Fiber paper with semi-mat surface that is very similar to that of old Agfa 118. Since there is no date on the package I have to estimate the age of the paper, but my guess is that it is at least 20 years old. I decided to put some extra effort into these, even though it was already past 3am by the time I got done printing and washing them, and toned all the prints in Selenium toner, which gave them a wonderful extra depth and upped the d-max by quite a lot since I purposefully did not use a hardening fixer. Both images are Rolleiflex capture on Kodak Verichrome Pan, image area is 10x10in and edition number is 3 each.
Admittedly I am finding myself printing and shooting a bit less than originally envisioned due to having to take care of everything bus-related 1005 on my own rather than relying on a helpful partner. It is also terribly inconvenient to take pictures while driving Gilli - I can do pretty well with the camera when driving a car, but this is a whole different story. Hopefully that will change soon and a lot more images will emerge from this venture.
Wishing a good fun-filled weekend to all my readers,
P.S. It seems that good fortune is on my side yet again and Gilli and I have just found a gracious host in upstate NY for this weekend. It is my old and dear friend Mahandeep whom I met at the Wyoming Rainbow Gathering back in 2008. I am extremely grateful for her invitation and am very excited to see her and her family.