Moody monochrome magic. Old school photography turns everday reality into dreamy wonder. This shot of Bushranger's Bay in Victoria was taken on Kodak Tri X 35mm film and stored away for the last 16 years. I pulled it out and scanned it to put on my flickr account. It was amasing how much the negative had deteriorated in the intervening years, despite storage in a cool dry dark environment. There were originally just a few marks and a couple of scratches. Now there were loads of tiny marks as if the silver had just fallen off the strip. Here is the image after a bit of restoration with Procreate Painter Classic and a graphics tablet. More could be done but how many years do I want to waste on one image. I found it amusing to be patching up old spots and scratches, after viewing other digital photographers work on the web where they were busy trying to make their pristine images look old. The modern digital SLR image is just too clean to make look old and grainy even after the artists have fiddled, but it is quicker than waiting 16 years fr the effect to occur naturally.