This photo was made on Halloween 2004. Yes, almost 12 years ago.
What are the odds that I could have located this negative from that long ago, still in original condition, back in the film days? Slim to none I figure. If not published or otherwise preserved for posterity it would have been gone forever.
I've been making a list of observations lately...here are two:
1) I miss film and fixer, mechanical cameras, enlargers, and the days when technical know-how was needed to make it all work.
2) However, I’m dreadfully allergic to the chemicals now, and also revel daily at how the digital workflow allows me to get a print that reflects exactly what I saw in my mind’s eye.