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.
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.