Well, we finally got a chance to experiment making cyanotypes… We made eight. I’m only (mostly) happy with one. Let’s just say we learned a lot.
The above print was made by taping two copies of the negative together and placing them under the glass in bright sun for 10 minutes. This was the last print I made of the day.
Here’s an earlier attempt, also in bright sun. This one has only one layer of the negative, and I think I lost track of the time leaving it out too long:
Did you notice that I also flipped the negative between these two shots? I’d like to say I did that on purpose but actually, it was a “mistake”.
Here is one of the first prints I made – under cloudy skies, one layer of negative, 40 minute exposure:
I think the exposure worked well – the sky is nice and bright – but there was a fold in the paper and the glass wasn’t heavy enough to hold the negative tight against it – so there is a blur through the branches.
I labeled these “fails” – but they’re not, really! It’s all a learning process!