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The following image is the reason why I wanted to get a scanner. I took this image in 1997.  It is on Ilford HP5 black and white film.  I think, if I remember correctly, HP5 is ISO400, I should look it up.  Okay, just did and it is. I had a dark room set up in my laundry about this time and this is one image that I spent a great deal of time on.  I knew that the sky could be darker.  I tried every trick I knew to make it happen in the darkroom and couldn’t.  I even went to see this woman I knew and she tried to help me to get the sky darker and the rest lighter.  Can I just say, after I don’t know how many sheets of photographic paper, I never got the photo that I wanted.  I might still have all those attempts here somewhere. If you read the post from Christmas then you know I got a scanner.  I have been going through my negatives and …