This could happen to you!! : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

This is an anecdote, rather than a question. I share it for the humor value. I recently visited Chicago (from my home in Northern Virginia) and took some photos that I thought might be good. I had finished most of the processing and was at the point of washing the film (in a tray under running water) and looked away for a bit. Meanwhile, my seven year old decided that she needed to clean her paint brushes (gobbed on with thick tempra paint) and naturally used the running water, which of course was washing the film. When I finally looked over at the sink, there was a thick scum of clumpy old paint circulating in with my negatives! Well guess what, after a thorough wash, no harm done. I guess those of us who think of negatives as so fragile should relax a little.

-- Mark DeMulder (, February 29, 2000


There's nothing like a shot of adrenaline to make you realize how much you love your children.

-- Darron Spohn (, March 01, 2000.

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