AAAAA! My pictures are stuck together!

We've all had it happen... You're going through some photographs and 2 (or more) of them are stuck together. You can't pull them apart without tearing them, and you really don't want to throw them away. The negatives are long gone! What now? Gently put them in the sink under cool water and get them all wet. (It may take a little soaking) Take it slow. Then you should be able to gently work them apart and get the junk off of them. Make sure and leave them face up on a towel to dry, and usually they'll dry evenly without a hint of damage, as long as it wasn't a red lollypop sticking them together! This highlights one of the advantages to having your photos printed on photo paper by a lab rather than printing them out on your own photopaper with your inkjet. If something like this happened to a print, you can't soak it as the ink will run and ruin the print. This also is why it's so important to mat your prints if you do choose to print your own work, that way if something wet gets on the frame and leaks to the underside of the glass or there is condensation in the room your print won't be ruined. Never put a print right up against the glass surface. Ha! you object, I still have the digital image! It doesn't really matter! That's true. But what if you give it as a gift? I recently totally destroyed a beautiful print I was given because I didn't notice that my pitcher was leaking while I was watering plants... and I really didn't want to admit what happened to the giver. (Oops, guess I've been outed now!) So I guess I learned that lesson the hard way. Now you don't have to!

3 Replies to “AAAAA! My pictures are stuck together!”

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  2. First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I have had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Cheers!

    1. Hey thanks! Well… most times my mind runs while my hands are busy doing something else… so I carry pads of paper on me all the time, and jot things. A lot of writing teachers talk about spending 10-15 minutes in “free-writing” which I highly recommend. In my case I have carpal tunnel, so on good days I type, other days I just think first. 🙂 Best of luck!

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