Here are some scans of the photos I printed on Friday.
I just scan these prints; I don’t try to correct anything. My process for printing is to make a contact sheet, use it to select a handful of images, print those images full frame (warts and all), then take them home and decide if any of them are worth a second try. This way I can study a printed version of the image and make decisions about it, like whether I want to crop it or not, expose it for longer or shorter, etc. I’ve also been playing with some dodging and burning–mostly burning. So, a few of these negatives have spots on them and if I decide to make another print, I will use Photoflo and clean them up good first.
I am considering a road trip, after the New Year. It would very much be in the spirit of my “Off Road” session the other day. Basically, I would drive from NC to Lake Charles, LA, taking byways and just stopping whenever something catches my attention. Jack is all for it. He thinks I should do it. I have asked Becca to be my roadie, but I’m not sure if she can go yet. It would be nice to have a roadie, but it’s not going to make or break my decision. I have family in Lake Charles, so that would give me a place to rest for a few days. I have some time to think about it, as I won’t be able to go until after the New Year.