So I'm pretty discouraged this morning. After such a productive day processing film and printing, I had very high hopes for my prints when I came back to the lab. Heated up the dry-mount press and flattened out the prints w/out taking a very close look at them. Got them all flat then made my final inspection. Print quality? Not bad. Subject matter? Interesting. Technical issues? Dust! Dust? What? Crap! Dust!!!!! Dust everywhere. Little black specs on the print all through the sky. With the digital camera I can deal with dust. A click of the mouse and whoosh, it's gone. With the 12x20 camera I have 240 square inches of film to worry about. 240 square inches that is, in essense, a giant dust magnet. I'm going to have to do some serious house-cleaning of the camera, film-holders and the black plastic bags that I carry the film holders around in. Other than that, there isn't really much I can do. Anyway, here's the photograph of the extinct Teton Dam Reservoir. Fortunately for you, the dust is smaller than the pixels on your monitor and you don't have to suffer with it. *sigh* Extinct Teton Dam Reservoir Some technical data about the image: Photographed with a Korona 12x20 Banquet camera, ca. 1930. Lens was a Voightlander 7 1/2 inch lens, ca. 1890. Film: FP4. The 7 inch lens doesn't quite cover 12x20, so the corners are vignetting, or are cut-off and go black. When you're focused on close objects, it isn't as pronounced as when you're focused on distant ones.