Blue Birds

17 Nov

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I carried on with my cyanotype experiments. I have always used an ultraviolet unit to expose them in the past, which takes about 6 minutes. I wanted to see if I could expose them with natural light so I sandwiched two negatives between pieces of chemically treated paper and a sheet of glass and left them for 1 hour 45 minutes in a window in the afternoon sun. I’ve been told that it’s quicker in summer, around an hour.

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I developed them in cold water in the sink and I’m quite pleased with the results. The original images were small sketchbook drawings I did of pigeons some years ago. I scanned them and using Adobe Photoshop, reversed the image horizontally, inverted it into a negative and resized.

5 Responses to “Blue Birds”

  1. allesistgut November 18, 2014 at 08:39 #

    You captured the doves in your sketches so very good. I really love it. Have a happy day! 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah November 18, 2014 at 09:48 #

      Thank you. Hope it’s as sunny with you as it is here 🙂

      • allesistgut November 18, 2014 at 12:23 #

        Unfortunately not. It’s grey November, but luckily without rain. We haven’t seen the sun for over a week now. And this will continue through the whole week. But maybe next week the sun shines again. 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah November 18, 2014 at 12:24 #

      Maybe our sunshine will come over to you 🙂

      • allesistgut November 18, 2014 at 12:27 #

        Hopefully. Maybe you can send some to us. 😀

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