Monday, 5 May 2008

History in the making...


I haven't played the saxophone for a few days now because Cinta generously gave me her cold. I was expecting this to happen and really couldn't avoid it, the main problem, if you can call it that is that I may recover earlier than Cinta which will annoy her no end!


Last night I attended the Logies as part of work (and I got home at 4am). For those who are interested/don't know the Logies is an award night for Australian television where all of the actors, producers, TV honcho's etc, get together, accept awards, get "high on life" and PARTY!!! I have included a (shocking) photo of me on the red carpet (does "in the production room" count?)!!! Fortunately I didn't have to perform my medical magic and the night went off pretty much without a hitch.


Oh yeah, I titled this blog "history in the making" for a reason. I have finally done it, I have processed my very own roll of film and now have a black & white negative strip drying in the bathroom! Yay me!!! I took some photos of the shot tower at Melbourne Central (if you click on the link to My RedBubble you can see a colour shot there) and they all seem to have turned out ok...


Why "history" you ask? Well (in my opinion) my Dad may not have been the best of teachers, the conversation usually went something like this... "This is how you do this, hold it like this and do this to it and, as you can see this is the result. So there is no need for you to do it today as I have already done it...". He may have been the very best "demonstrator" I have ever known... As a result of these "training sessions" I was left with a curious desire to do it myself and a finished product that was very well conceived (welding is another of those things that I never seemed to get to do by myself)... Does anyone else have this problem?

So, I have developed a roll of film with chemicals that I mixed up with my own hands from start to finish. This is an historic moment for me... Next comes the darkroom print!!! Wish me luck...


4 comments:

david & kimi baxter said...

that's awesome! i only remember doing the developing of film a while ago, but i must say it was pretty satisfying and cool! way to go!!

Luhlahh said...

I hope you had gloves on those very own hands!!! And the extractor fans running!

Malcolm said...

It's alost completely possible to avoid contact with the chemicals bar the occasional drop that spills. A little harder to do it all without breathing though...

one little acorn said...

I love the fact I can say I know someone who went to the Logies! Funny!