Beginning to End

Here is the almost original – just cropped to 5×7:

IMG_4030Willow Original 5x7

Here’s what it looked like after using a combination of Camera Raw, Photo Shop, and the Nik Collection to turn it to Black and White:

IMG_4030 Tree for Cyanotype 5x7

Here’s what it looked like after inversing it in Photoshop to make it into a negative:

IMG_4030 Tree for Cyanotype 5x7 Negative

Here’s what it looks like when the negatives are on top of treated paper in the sun (although this particular tree image is not shown below…).  I used a piece of glass to try to press the negative tight against the treated paper – with mixed results.  (The Crows came out great!  The Sugar Maple had some out-of-focus bits.)

IMG_4044Expose to the Sun
(I wonder if a sheet of acrylic would lay tighter because of its flexibility?)

Here is a failed” print (over exposed):

Cyanotype "Fail" - Willow

Here is a better exposure, but dang it: I had the negative backwards:

Willow in Lakewood - Cyanotype

I made a new one today that has this exposure, but is correctly positioned!

Buy treated paper and fabrics here:  https://cyanotypestore.com/store/home.php?cat=251&PHPSESSID=73fd0318cce3212dd2aba98f04d442fe

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