Friday, December 26, 2014

Photo -Finish Friday - The Farm at the End of Time

Have you ever wondered what happens if you don't use fixer on a photograph?
I did.
As part of my journalism training way back when I learned how to develop film and photographs.
We were told what happens if one doesn't use the fix after developing a print.
All that did was make me more curious as to what a print looks like without it and how long it lasts.
So one fine day in fall of '79 I decided to find out.
I put the photo through the developing chemicals and the stop bath and then took it out to the light.
This is the result:

I like the effect. I think I'll call it The Farm at the End of Time.


the Bag Lady said...

That looks very cool! And perfectly named.

Tabor said...

Today we can do the same thing without the smell and without the wait.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Bag Lady. I am pleased as all get out with this pic.

Tabor, you make a good point, but hands on like this is way more fun.

DJan said...

I like it! :-)

solarity said...

You were learning to develop film in 1979? That's when I took my only photography course! I was not iconoclastic enough to think of experimenting this way, though.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

messymimi said...

That is neat! It looks like something out of the Twilight Zone.

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Leah J. Utas said...

Mary Anne, I was in J school from fall of 1978 to spring of 1980. And thank you for "iconoclastic."

Messymimi, what a wonderful compliment. Thank you.

Thanks, Kimberely.

I am tickled pink and silly that others enjoy this as much as I do.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oops, sorry I missed you.
Thanks, DJan.

Sagan said...

Oh I love it! So pretty. Photography is the best.

Hilary said...

You were ahead of your time where photo effects were concerned. It looks quite lovely to me.

Leah J. Utas said...

Sagan and Hilary, thanks so much.