Ned club

Posted: 29 Jan 2015

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Abandoned house calotype

Abandoned house calotype
Greenlaw's process calotype on Canson Vidalon Vellum paper.
Image is 3.25 x 5.5 inches on 3.75 x 6.25 paper.
Made with a Kodak 3A series II camera, LV 12, 8 minutes at f/8.

The scene is a little on the melancholy side, but I'm thrilled with the negative. There was a robin hopping around in the trees encouraging me as I made the exposure.

It has been carefully drying since Monday between changes of blotters, and there are no wrinkles at all. There does not appear to be any fog or staining, we'll see how it does for salt printing!

Quick digi-snap of calotype in a printfile sleeve on backlit white paper. In person it is a brighter reddish-gold color and the sky is more black. It was not completely flat and there is some keystoning, but I wanted to give an idea of the color and I don't own a transmissive scanner. It's really lovely held up to a window and reminds me more of a sheet of film than a paper negative!

Graham Hughes, Alfred Magesacher have particularly liked this photo

 Alfred Magesacher
Alfred Magesacher
very interesting result
8 years ago.
Ned club has replied to Alfred Magesacher
Thank you Alfred, I am hoping to use these negatives to make salt prints!
8 years ago.
 Graham Hughes
Graham Hughes club
had never heard of this process, I must research. Lovely work Ned. Got so many cameras, that I use , I have resisted the Autographic.........assuming Kodak. Maybe I should get one to add to the harem.
8 years ago.
Ned club has replied to Graham Hughes club
Hi Graham, yes this is a Kodak 3A, I really like the "postcard" format. A calotype is the original paper negative process... I am hoping to use these to make salt prints, and am using the 3A to make small negatives to practice and learn more about it. There is something deeply satisfying about making your own paper negatives from scratch!
8 years ago.

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