Commenting on the promise I made yesterday to try and get a photograph of the Wool Merchant Hotel as it looks today, my blog friend John said, "I suspect it wouldn't be the same with a 'crisp' digital SLR. Prefer the old film". We will see - I still intend to try and get into Halifax later today to take the modern photograph - but I do know what he means and the next negative on the film strip illustrates the principle well. There isn't a lot of contrast, and even less fine detail, but this grainy shot of the view from the back of the house where I grew up is full of atmosphere. If the photograph had been taken with a modern digital camera you would probably be able to make out - up on one of those grainy hills in the middle distance - the house I now live in. But that was in the future, and the future is always something of a grainy haze.