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One of a kind

Please look carefully at the photos and read the description below!

NOTE: I shot the listing photos on my iPhone, which sharpens the images. The actual print is slighly softer.


To test exposure for larger cyanotype prints, I use 8 1/2 x 11" relief print paper. The exposures are tweaked from these tests, but the test prints themselves are great for experimenting with hand coloring, adding emulsion lifts, or- if the exposure is really close to right, simply a nice little print. 


And that's what this is- just a straight print, no fussing, just toning. I didn't bleach this one very much at all, and didn't soak it long so that the color shifted slightly, but retained more of the blue you see in traditional, bright blue cyanotypes. 


The huge pila- (watertank) at the campsite, Tres Papalotes, is fun to see out in the arid desert of Big Bend Ranch State Park. I've seen photos of people taking a dip in it, but personally I wouldn't. It's a weird green, the tank isn't that deep and yet you can't see the bottom, and it's swarming with flies, bees, and wasps! hello! And yeah- I had to stand by them to get this! They were more interested in the water than me.


I forgot to mention on my other listings (and too lazy to change it)- the image was originally made on Polaroid black and white film. I made an enlarged, digital negative to create the cyanotype, leaving the border around it like the original Polaroid border.


This print is exactly what you see- no mat, just a print. Process info and my signature are on the back in pencil.


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If this has not sold, and you're interested in purchasing it to ship internationally, please contact me. Unfortunately, the cost of shipping could be almost as much as the print so please consider that annoying truth. Sorry!

Pila at Tres Papalotes : slightly toned cyanotype

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