I'm drawing a little bit of a blank today on what to say but I just pulled this image out of the developing tank and loved it so much I wanted to share it right away. There is a bit of crackling on the edges of this negative in part because the film itself (Ilford HP5) was about ten years expired and more than likely not stored in the best of circumstances. I sort of think the added texture and imperfections in the emulsion add a little bit to the image so I really don't mind it being there.
The lovely shadow under the jawbone is just wonderful to look at too and pretty much makes this image a knockout for me. Sometimes my eyes will zero in on details like that and I just can't look away.