Image: Half a cup of dice, 2003.
Cake tonight in class- a big white Brookshires sheet cake celebrating the middle of the semester. We are halfway done and they have digested the biggest portion of the material. Now they just need tweaking and experience. Plus I can pour it on.
And we celebrated the Photographers Equinox. That's the moment when tap water runs 68 degrees out of the cold side.
68 degrees is standard processing temperature for most photographic processes involving black and white materials and paper. In Texas the water can run as hot as 89 degrees and as cold as 39. As the temps rise and fall in the Autumn and Spring the water temp follows. It's running about 72 now, but the rain and cold snap will push it down and I felt like celebrating. This class is working very hard and very well.
Couple of the last-rung-of-the-ladder folks were coming once and then skipping once. They tended to have bad luck with cameras and film because of their tourist status. I encouraged them to get focused and NOT TO QUIT!
I think they have both now quit. We'll miss them, but we are going on.