my first Vandyke

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  1. Deniz

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    Hello all,
    here is the first Vandyke(kallitype) print i did. everything went smoothly and i really like the results. I may coat the paper twice next time though for richer shadows.

    The staining is someother persons drying cyanotype dripping on my print on the rack. I smashed his face in, dont worry.. :smile:
    I also did some gum bichromate prints and will post them soon.

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    Deniz -- Looks pretty good. I find it's often difficult to capture the "look" of an alt-process print when scanning, so I'm sure it's even better "in person".
     
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    Very nice; why do you want to double coat ? It seems nicely toned as is ?

    There seems to be dome uneven exposure on the bottom left, is it a coating issue ? The Cyano polution ?

    Just asking, I'm going to do Vandykes in the next few days so I'm glad to see some examples :D
     
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    Really nice and moody.
    I can hear the ghostly whistle blow.

    The railway historian in me is asking: this was taken on the old abandonned CPR Kettle Valley Line right?
     
  5. Deniz

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    Yes it is the kettle valley railroad up in coquiahala.

    The uneve exposure is only in the digital reproduction. The actual print looks a million times better. I promise!!
     
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    i think for a first print it's a very good one.
     
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    If you wanted, you could probably use some water colour paint to retouch the cyano blob. It's a very nice print. Looking forward to seeing more. :smile:
     
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    Recognized the place although I never been there. This spot was used often by Nicholas Morand, the official photographer of the CPR
     
  9. Deniz

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    ITs a bbit of a hike to get up there. especially tough with the 8x10 strapped on your back...
    Next week i will be making tons of more vandykes.
     
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    Must be a beauty to see. I haven't noticed that it was a 8 x 10; blame it on a monitor and computer going down the drain (and the photo gear and books that a new computer represents :mad: )

    Keep up the good work and physical shape!