Spoilt Picture

I spent a couple of hours in the darkroom working on this picture. I completed all the tests, filters, dodging and burning only to learn that the picture is completely useless. I had hoped for a really good print from this negative and got such a disappointment. I do not know how it happened but the negative got scratched in the corner and is completely useless now. Did I mishandle it while processing? Or did someone else scratch it when it was in the dryer? I cannot do much about it now, but it is so frustrating when all your work is for nothing. I will still keep it in my home archive though.

(C) Marta Stoklosa
(C) Marta Stoklosa
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One thought on “Spoilt Picture”

  1. You’re being much too hard on yourself. This picture isn’t spoilt at all. In fact it looks really good. I’d be chuffed if I could take and develop a picture half as good.

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