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Color Be Gone

The very first enlargement I ever made was in black and white. I’ll never forget that moment as I watched the image slowly reveal its tones of gray, white and black as I swished the developer in a red 11x14 plastic tray. (How many of you are smiling right now because you have the same memory?) The magic, amazement, science, befuddlement and excitement of the moment was running through my mind for 90 seconds as it developed. I gingerly used a pair of bamboo tongs with rubber grippers to grab the print from its home.