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This image was made by copying a RC print on to Ortho copy film (approx 6x8 neg size) and then contacted on to art paper.


The image was originally made with 35mm Kodak I/R film.
Date: Sat, 1, November, 2014 Views: 1497
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Dave Hall
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Sat, 1, November, 2014 9:32pm

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Sat, 1, November, 2014 9:50pm

Neil, I sometimes think people use cyanotype (or pinhole) when they feel they need a gimmick to lift their photography.
BUT this is just gorgeous. Misty, ethereal, it feels like a really fairy glade. The IR works brilliantly with the subject, and the wavy edges make it feel like a found fragment of something much bigger. Really lovely.
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Sat, 1, November, 2014 10:20pm

Very nice. I particularly like the composition, dark bottom and top draw the eye into the centre which is all mysterious and teases you into looking for form. Very delicately printed. This would get a place on my wall for sure!


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Sun, 2, November, 2014 6:39am

Neil I have not been fond of cyanotype's in the past but this is very different I like it very much I concur with Skellum "it's gorgeous", very well done.
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B&W Neil

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Sun, 2, November, 2014 9:36am

Many thanks everyone,


I made the image about 15 years ago when I was using a lot of Kodak I/R - I wish I still had some!


Recently whilst using some ortho film to make large copy negs for alt work it occurred to me to give an infrared neg a try and I was delighted with the result. I originally tried it as a Van Dyke but was not that taken so I tried a cyanotype and I think it works better. I can see my old I/R negs getting a look over for some more that will be suitable to use for making a copy neg :-)


Cheers, Neil.

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Sun, 2, November, 2014 11:31am

Van Dyke is very 'earthy'. I can imagine it didn't suit this too well. The blue feels like morning, like first light. Incredibly delicate!!


Shame you missed the unicorn . . .
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B&W Neil

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Sun, 2, November, 2014 11:56am

You can get quite a nice light touch with Van Dyke by just giving less exposure. Also the I/R neg helps a lot.


I'll look out for the unicorn next time!



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David Lingham

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Sat, 13, December, 2014 9:13am

Nice work Neil, you mentioned these when we met. I too wish I still had some HIE. Very delicate and subtle tones.

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Sat, 13, December, 2014 11:06am

Many thanks David. If only HIE would come back!


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