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Isis
04-27-2011, 08:00 AM
Had a workshop and did a couple of Cyanotypes, this is the first that was successful, I did this out in the sun for what I guess was 3/4hr.

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/oldstove__cyanotype001rz_1939.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/oldstove__cyanotype001rz_1939.jpg)

jon.oman
04-27-2011, 09:56 AM
Very nice! What paper, and what process? Did you have to treat the paper with anything before coating it?

Isis
04-29-2011, 12:41 AM
We used the standard two part mix, not the "new" cyanotype process, then washed in water. Following the water wash I gave a bleach rinse then another wash which really enhanced the colour. The paper was just a standard water colour artist pad you get in the artist supply shops. I can get the name but not right at this time, it did have a nice texture as you can see in the image

Doug K
05-06-2011, 03:43 PM
Well done! I like cyanotypes, and don't find them particularly difficult when it comes to getting a decent image, but getting everything you want out of an image can be maddening. Not quite as maddening as gum where you get an exposure you like, but screw up the processing, but maddening just the same. I use the new process, and have found that I get broader range with an initial acidified developing bath. Initially I used acetic acid, but now I use citric.

seoirse
06-03-2011, 04:17 PM
That's a lovely cyanotype, Shane.

You can be well proud of how that turned out!

It is something that I would like to try at some stage but can you tell me what kind of negs are good for it (density etc)?

Isis
06-15-2011, 08:56 AM
That's a lovely cyanotype, Shane.

You can be well proud of how that turned out!

It is something that I would like to try at some stage but can you tell me what kind of negs are good for it (density etc)?

I don't think it was to out of the normal, a scanned neg was printed on a lazer printer in a red/orange colour to put some density in the shadow area.
From here I believe > http://www.cjballphotography.org.uk/cyanotype-digital.htm

seoirse
06-15-2011, 10:30 AM
Thanks for that link. 8)

renon
06-15-2011, 04:05 PM
A great first result. Very well done!

MauroBs
11-14-2011, 01:37 PM
good result, it's exellent. i'd like the paper that you use.

Bye
Mauro

GLSmyth
11-15-2011, 05:03 PM
Must have been a rather overcast day, as 3/4 hour sounds quite long. I do like the soft color and think that that was time well spent.

If you are going the digital negative route (a good idea) then I can also point you to http://glsmyth.com/MiscArticles/MiscArticles.htm - click on the first link. This is a pamphlet I put together that is targeted to those who know little about Photoshop, which is why it is so long.

Cheers -

george