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.
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.
Gold toned salt print from a Baldus calotype. It was underexposed and left in the gallic acid for 24 hours. Whole plate size.
Biskopsgatan/Tomegapsgatan/Stora Tomegatan, Lund.
This is an albumen print, gold toned and printed from a calotype negative – paper negative – made from Baldus instructions.
Sand is also a good song by Lee Hazlewood. If the original version doesn’t suit you there is a cover by OP8, or even Einsturzende Neubauten.