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.
An albumen print made from calotype paper negative following Baldus instructions. The calotype and the print is in full plate size and gold toned in borax toner.
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.
This one is taken very near where I took my previous post, but in the opposite direction and a few meters to the side. Baldus calotype in whole plate size and printed on albumen paper. And the print did spend some time in the gold toner.
Albumen print from today. It is printed from a calotype I took early this morning.
Baldus instructions, Bienfang paper and waxed before printing.
Albumen print, as usual made from a calotype, a paper negative, prepared following Baldus instructions on Bienfang paper that was waxed before printing. And the print is gold toned. As usual.
Gold toned albumen print from a Baldus calotype, whole plate size.
At last a day without heavy grey clouds. Warmer too, but apparently not warm enough for the iodizer when I floated the paper.