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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Hobby/Craft · #973945
The experience of being a photographer... (photo prompt)
1/125 of a second
An aperture of f/8
A small hope of catching
Some beautiful moment
The silver crystals
In the undeveloped film
Move about to create a picture

Developer
Stop bath
Fixer
Photo flo
Praying, shaking, hoping
The negatives will turn out
After fumbling in the dark
To get them on that crappy reel

Twenty minutes later
The negatives are done
Then choose one, a good one
To take to the enlarger
Spend so long unfuzzing the edges
Test strip first!
Finally the good one
Developer
Stop bath
Fixer rinse
Drying… drying…
It's done!

...and it sucks!
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