Last Saturday, I felt incredibly frustrated, I really needed to photograph!
The renovation of my house + a few other projects have done that I had neither the time nor the energy to do what I want. This has now been going on since last October.
To make a long and tedious story short, and quickly get in on the positive things I discovered, was that I was in such a creative frustration that I took my Hassie and charged on several long extension tubes after another, more than I ever used together , went out on my lawn, because it was extremely hot here in Sweden for a few days so I did not want to go away somewhere to photograph. I forgot the light meter inside the house, thinking that Sunny 16 will have to do …..
It was blowing a little, and with a depth of field of one millimeter so-so, I had very little hope for good images, just a strong feeling that I MUST do this.
So I did!
And I’m very glad I did!
My all-time favourite weed!
I hope you like it too!
Am I depressed? No! I have just tried another of the traditional alternative photographic processes, cyanotype, and in this form, it’s all about blue blue blue.
I love blue, and when I read that these chemicals is (almost) unharmful, both to the user and the environment, I decided to try.
Bought the chemicals, Ferric Ammonium Citrate (green) and Potassium Ferricyanide, and finally I also found the intensifier (hydrogen peroxide) to make the print even deeper blue.
Then I totally missjudged the power of the sun…. It’s kind of “wintercold” here in Sweden, just about 10C, and I didn’t realize the strenght of the sun, so I excessively overexposed my coated paper, and it turned too dense, but with some help from this exellent book from Peter Mrhar, I saved my image pretty well.
It isn’t at all was I was expecting, but I’m very pleased. It’s my very first, and this is a kind of art to be mastered.
Have the most lovely weekend my friends, and enjoy! :-)
You can see the original image here.