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Duncan's Landing

Duncan's Landing
Duncan's Landing on the Sonoma Coast in California. The rock point in the distance is locally known as "Death Rock" because large waves occasionally wash over it and many fishermen have been swept off. Now the cliffs are fenced off with warning signs, but fishermen still occasionally take the risk until the park ranger chases them off.

Greenlaw's process.
7x11 Eastman View No. 2, un-cataloged Wollensak lens.
LV 15, but it is hard to judge UV at the coast. I treated it as LV 16: F/45 12 minutes.

Developed in 1.4g gallic in 200 ml DH2O
No image visible at start.
Added 2 eyedroppers of aceto-nitrate of silver ( ~0.75ml each )
Image appeared more slowly than usual.
At 38 minutes, added another 1/2 eyedropper, which did speed things up but not too much and still under good control.
Done at 50 minutes.

Dried for 3 days under a heavy book between several changes of blotter paper.

I think the calotype was slightly underexposed, but it looks fine and I hope it will print well. If I like the way it comes out, it may start a series of seaside calotypes.

This is a poor reproduction. I had to put it into a printfile sleeve because it was curling. The trees on the clifftop are perfectly crisp and full of detail. But you can get an idea what it looks like.

After making this, I read Dr. Mansell's The calotype on the sea-shore with great interest. Perhaps I will try to follow his instructions while making my own "calotype on the sea-shore" series.

Graham Hughes, tiltdesign2011, Chronocrator, Alfred Magesacher have particularly liked this photo

6 comments - The latest ones
tiltdesign2011 club
Wunderschön und sehr interessant!!
5 years ago.
Ned club
has replied to tiltdesign2011 club
Vielen Dank!
5 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thank you for sharing your beautiful capture with us.

Stunning Shots on Black
5 years ago.
 J P Jackson
J P Jackson club
Wonder-full! I think the sea shore series would be great.
5 years ago.
Ned club
has replied to J P Jackson club
Thanks! And I like the print enough that it's worth trying... we'll see how it goes!
5 years ago.
 Graham Hughes
Graham Hughes club
Love this Ned.........oh for more time to try this kind of stuff.....and easy access to chems
5 years ago.

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