Salt Prints

I’ve been working hard at perfecting my Salt Printing technique recently. It’s a tricky process to get right. The prints need to be toned to protect the silver and help with archival longevity. I’ve been using Gold and Platinum.

Boadicea CK213 and Mary CK252 Essex Smacks dredging for oysters of West Mersea, Essex. A Platinum toned Salt Print.

Boadicea CK213 and Mary CK252 Essex Smacks dredging for oysters off West Mersea, Essex. A Platinum toned Salt Print.

The Garden Gate. A Platinum toned Salt Print

The Garden Gate. A Platinum toned Salt Print

Dahlia 3. A Gold toned Salt Print

Dahlia 3. A Gold toned Salt Print

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The Dark Challenge

To photograph a deep red dahlia in monochrome against an almost black background.

Even with a careful blend of natural and artificial light this is still a challenging proposition. The obvious choice of printing method to reveal the subtle tonality of this image is the Platinum/Palladium process.

Here is Richard’s finished result.

Dahlia 1. A  Platinum/Palladium Print by Richard Freestone

Dahlia 1. A Platinum/Palladium Print.