Nature in monochrome. Bulow Woods with its gnarly roots tenuously holding onto life, deep dark swampy growth, and fallen trees providing nutrients for new growth. Winter provides some of the best opportunities for photography for us as the lack of foliage bares some of the marvels that shows off nature’s resilience to its best.
We’ve had fun this week both in the woods photographing (sans mosquitoes – yay!) as well as in the darkroom. Hope you enjoy some of the latest fruits of our labor.
Happy weekend everyone.
We spent yesterday in the darkroom working on both salt and kallitype prints. It has become very obvious to both of us that to produce a quality result it’s ultra important to have a good negative with considerably more contrast than would be acceptable for a silver gelatin print. These images were all shot with our Canon EOS Rebel 5Ti cameras. Both of us have decided that the kallitype prints are more the result we’re looking for but thought we’d share our latest results with you. The first two are kallitype prints which were gold toned with Nelson’s Gold Toner.
Bulow swamp Kallitype
These next two are salt prints which were also toned with Nelson’s Gold Toner.
Bulow Salt Print with woods nymph