yesterday i cut and made a 7x11 camera.
i have to tape the paper inside and see how it works.
its been many months since i made a nice big box
i did my best to rework my little 4x5 cyanotype
instead of the yellows and greens, i used reds and purples and oranges
so it looked more like what i posted earlier here in my blog. i would have posted it into my gallery
but since i tweaked the levels more than " to look like the print " and the contrast boosted so
the image looked completely different i couldn't do the gallery thing ...
well, i added layer to layer to layer mixing
the other day i realized that sometimes
i can't do things i wish i could do ...
i think i am going to learn how to use thick waxy paints
instead of the crayons i have ... the crayons and water colors, while they are
fun, they don't add any relief to the image.
i love the flatness sometimes of cyanotypes, but when i boost the contrast/levels
it gives these images a new life ... something i don't know if i want to learn how to do by hand ...
these days i have been keeping busy with making cyanotypes
and bleaching + reworking them with watercolors and crayons.
i havent used my home made 4x5 camera since i made it last fall.
so yesterday i took it out for a spin
and again today ...
i have posted a few images in my gallery, but the one i posted today is 1/2 the image
unfortunately i can't make chemical prints with it, so i had to flip it and mirror it in PS
its a pretty common practice with an enlarger and i am confident if i had a way to
chemically reproduce this image i wouldn't have trouble ...