We rarely show our hearts completely - we always hide seemingly small corners, fleeting emotions, and small ideas. They all go unshared.
Comments: One of the very first worthwhile images I produced with 35mm B&W film, and only printed a year later in the darkroom as I slowly get more comfortable and acquanted with the necessary techniques. It took a lot longer than what I had expected, before I was in a position to start producing output that mateches or exceeds what I used to be able to do digitally. Posted in the "Photography as Art" section only because I have spent a great deal of time and effort physically printing this image, and it is certainly on its way to being displayed as art on my wall, if not anywhere else
Technique: Olympus OM-1n and Zuiko 90mm f/2.0 Macro hand-held at f/11 and approx 1/125s. Incident light metering. Ilford FP4+ self-developed in spiral tank, printed on Kentmere VC 11x14in Satin paper. I used this image to evaulate several 50mm enlarging lenses, currently settling on the Rodenstock Rodagon 50mm f/2.8. Strangely enough, the el-cheapo EL-Nikkor 50mm f/4 might, to my eyes, produce even sharper / more contrasty prints, but I settled on this particular print to scan and show here.
When rendering it digitally, I am not yet able to achieve the same biting per-pixel sharness which my EOS 1DMkIIN and EF 100/2.8 Macro gave me, but I am very satisfied by the quality of my desired ouput, which is a print.