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The Man in the Window It was my junior year in high school. My love for black and white photography prompted me to take a photography course in which we were able to take photographs and develop them ourselves in a darkroom at the school. Our theme for the week was alleys. Where I lived at the time was Ft. Collins, Colorado which has a lot of history and old alleyways. It was perfect for me as I love taking photos of old run down houses and buildings. To think of the long history and what happened in each of these homes and businesses sent my mind whirling around the idea of spirits and other’s that may still lie at that very location. My friend and I began our hunt for the oldest of the old and began snapping pictures of random but eye catching scenery. It was our last alleyway before heading to lunch that day. At the side of the intersection of Prospect St and Remington St was an alley that almost tempted us to walk down it. There was an old rundown wooden rustic looking store. An iron post hung from the side hence the conclusion that it was a store in historic times. I took several photographs from several different angles as to get the best possible image to portray the eeriness of the image that lie before us. We continued on after lunch with a few more alleys and other good finds. But that alley stuck with me and the excitement to develop that roll of negatives gained throughout the week. The day came to enter into the darkroom and place my negatives into the enlarger. I gathered my grain enlarger and emulsion paper. I slid my negative into the enlarger and focused it. As I was focusing the negative something stood out so I enlarged a tad a bit more, something in the window to the left, I wanted to get it larger so that I could make out what it was. I had my doubts at first and decided to wait until the entire developing process was complete. I set my…...

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