2010 wasn’t really that long ago, but in this moment it feels as though lifetimes have passed.
The exif data on this week’s images tells me they were shot April 13, 2010.
I don’t remember shooting them.
Going through one of the archive drives last week, looking for a specific image and not finding it, I opened a folder I hadn’t looked at in a long time. I hadn’t looked at that folder because I thought I knew what was in it. The label referred to a much-loved set of pictures that I’m not terribly inclined to re-process because I love the originals too much. Frustrated at not finding the image I wanted, though, I opened the folder because there are times, as I’m moving things around from one drive to the next, folders accidentally get nested in places one wouldn’t expect. That’s when I discovered two sets of images shot on the same day as the ones I love that have never been processed. With the set I’m showing you today, there’s at least the appearance, based on exif data, that I opened them and made some adjustments to the RAW files. With the second set, which I’ve not decided to process just yet, the images are completely untouched.
Ten years ago, Miranda was one of my favorite muses in a period where there were multiple (so very unlike today). She would drop by, chat, and we’d almost always end up taking pictures of some kind. That I don’t remember every set is probably inevitable. There are dozens. Since then, Miranda’s become a mother, suffered the heartbreak of losing a child to SIDS, and, like most of us, learned a lot of life lessons over the course of time.
Going through these photos raises a lot of sentimental emotions. I tossed Miranda a message and perhaps, if we can make schedules work, we can get her back in front of the camera again. Until then, we have this wonderful set of images to enjoy.
Technical note: For the most part, these are composites of the image processed through three different methods. The two exceptions, each a single process, are obvious.
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