An Unexpected Beauty

One Roll of Black and White film, mostly the Chicago area and two of the Grand Haven, MI beach.

This is a gallery of unexpected beauty, unexpected because after I took them me and a friend developed the negatives in a make-shift lab and then left them to dry, almost a year later I remembered them and found them rolled up and mixed in with some development equipment in a box.  The pictures of course had been scratched a bit but when I finally finished the process and saw what I had, I could not believe how perfect (in my eyes) they were.  I wouldn't change the scratches now for anything, just because they give the work some character.  I won't leave my negatives laying around any more but this was truly a welcome result.  I touched these pictures up in Photoshop, raising the contrast a bit, but nothing else was done to them. 

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