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Wheels at Whitehead.

On August 23, 2003, I made these studies of steam locomotive drivers at the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s Whitehead shops in Northern Ireland.

I was working with a vintage Rolleiflex Model T with Zeiss 75mm lens and loaded with Kodak 120 size Tri-X.

I processed the film in my old Dublin apartment on Synge Street using the following recipe:

Ilfotec HC mixed to a dilute ratio, stop bath , two fixer baths, long rinse, perm awash, the toned in Selenium 1-9 for 9 minute, second rinse.

The Selenium provides better highlight definition and superior contrast.

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Maine Central 470–Waterville.

In August 1986, my brother Sean and I made a circle trip through south central Maine.

At Waterville, we stopped to photograph a Maine Central local freight led by a Boston & Maine GP9.

While at Waterville, I also exposed a couple of photos of preserved Maine Central 4-6-2 Pacific number 470 that was then displayed at the south end of the railroad yard.

Kodak 120 size Tri-X exposed using a Rolleiflex Model T (with 75mm f3.5 Zeiss Tessar lens). Processed with Kodak D-76 1-1 with water. Negative scanned with an Epson V600 scanner and digitally processed with Adobe Lightroom.

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