While browsing this site (click the pic for a look):
It wasn’t that long ago, but eons ago, in 1989, when I first stepped into a darkroom. Over the next three years while I had access to that darkroom, countless hours were spent in the dark, even when it was beautiful and sunny outside. I really miss the satisfaction gained from developing my own film and prints.
Now don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy working with photos on the computer, especially once I had the realization that I could process a single photo in just a fraction of the time that it would take in the darkroom. And at a significant fraction of the cost. I have a few B&W prints from that time in the darkroom that took entire boxes of paper to get right. Now I can do the same work in a few minutes.
So while there is progress, it’s sad to see an era pass.