Back around late September or early October of 2017 I loaded up my B&H cart with every single last item I could ever need when developing and scanning my own film. About two weeks later a gigantic box arrived and it had almost everything in it for my journey ahead, including a brand new Epson V600! I was ready to take the next step into freeing myself from the stronghold commercial labs were holding over us film photographers.
Fast forward to seven months later, current day, and within the past week I've sent four rolls off to my lab. So what happened, then? What shifted and made me decide to send everything off and abandon the home developing and scanning game?