been making more cyanotypes lately … and have been using paper that is probably gettng close to being dead. it takes a long while to make exposures, and sometimes the color bleads out but that is OK, it is fun cheap and easy to make more sensitizer, something i will be doing probably in the next week or two. i’m not quite sure what recipe i will use. maybe i will use the 2x green : 1x ferri, maybe i will do something in between, i’m not quite sure. here are a few from ongoing series – tools and things nearby.
i made this retina print while i was making the hatchet cyanotype. they were both the same very long exposure. i loaded the graflex 3a up with some hand coated paper as a negative ( 2 4×5 sheets ) .. one didn’t make it, the one i fiddled with i was able to show the “invisible rays of light” usually talked about with the origins of photography