Halloween 2009!

Alan and Jess hosted another great Halloween party (topping last years). I thought I'd don my Crown Graphic 4x5 camera as a disguise ("the evil press") and took 12 sheets of TMAX 400 (half of them in a Graflex back that apparently had a light leak!) as well as my last box of 4x5 Fuji Instant Film ("Polaroid"). The Polaroids staid at the party and with the guests but I developed the B&W's last night and did "quick and dirty scans" this morning. All but one image turned out OK. Having has a glass or two of the excellent wine provided, I unfortunately exposed the film at ISO 100 (with a Metz Flash), so I had to pull it down two stops. Contrast was enhanced digitally, a few cops, some sharpening, otherwise not much alteration. The pictures are not lways flattering, but persoanally I like the 1950 press/"Weegee" style.... let me know if you want prints!

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