Twinkle twinkle my little favourite star

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.

Hasselblad 500cm+100/3,5 Ext tubes 56+55+32+16 Ilford HP5+ Ilford DD-X 1:4

Hasselblad 500cm+100/3,5
Ext tubes 56+55+32+16
Ilford HP5+
Ilford DD-X 1:4

So I did!

Hasselblad 500cm+100/3,5 Ext tubes 56+55+32+16 Ilford HP5+ Ilford DD-X 1:4

Hasselblad 500cm+100/3,5
Ext tubes 56+55+32+16
Ilford HP5+
Ilford DD-X 1:4

And I’m very glad I did!

Hasselblad 500cm+100/3,5 Ext tubes 56+55+32+16 Ilford HP5+ Ilford DD-X 1:4

Hasselblad 500cm+100/3,5
Ext tubes 56+55+32+16
Ilford HP5+
Ilford DD-X 1:4

My all-time favourite weed!

I hope you like it too!

:-)

A blue blue world…..

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!  :-)

Cyanotype print Hasselblad 503cx Kodak T-max 100 Kodak Tmax dev 1:4

Cyanotype print
Hasselblad 503cx
Kodak T-max 100
Kodak Tmax dev 1:4

You can see the original image here.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2015

Originally posted on Lenslessness:

This is my contribution to WPPD 2015

You can also have a look at it in the PinholeDay Gallery here:

I took a lot more images this day, so as soon as I have them ready, I’ll post!

Enjoy! :-)

Zero Image 2000 Fuji Acros 100 Tmax developer 1:4 Zero Image 2000
Fuji Acros 100
Tmax developer 1:4

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