Photographer's Note

This is another shot taken at the Jewish cemetery in Northern Chicago. It's kind of a strange place. About half of the place is very well maintained along the central strip. However a strip that composes 1/3 of the park on the right side and 1/6 on the left side are entirely over grown. At least half of the monuments in these sections are knocked down, weathered by acid rain, of damaged in some manner. It is sad and poetic simultaniously. It is also one of my current favorite cemeteries. I actually enjoy this sort of graveyard decay photographically.

This shot is actually from a run of test exposures testing the effects of a new to me developer called Diafine. Groovy stuff. Lasts forever, making it probably the least ecologically harmful of the chemicals I use. As and added bonus, it is very high acutance and causes the films developed in it to gain an extra 1-2 stops depending on film type. Though this film was rated at ASA 100 it was shot at EL 250 (1.3 stops "underexposed.") Apparently it was the favored developer of newsmen back in the day. Works quite nicely I might add. This was the most contrasty scene I could cook up for testing. I will be using it and PMK for my work I will be shooting on my trip to Canyonlands.

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