Östarp

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As I have been busy making collodion negatives these three are my first salt prints from calotype negatives this summer. Taken at Östarp, a lovely place close to where I live.

The calotypes were all more or less underexposed, then overdeveloped to compensate and allowed to fog a bit on their backs. Thus their grainy appearance. Full plate size and gold toned salt prints.

The Cloisters, Lacock Abbey

At the beginning of August I spent a weekend with the Calotype Society in Lacock where Henry Fox Talbot lived. It was a very strange feeling to be at the home of one of the inventors of photography and actually make calotypes just like he did, and to see scenes I recognize from his pictures.

This is a gold toned salt print from a Baldus calotype (yes, I cheated, I didn’t follow Talbot’s instructions) in whole plate size.