Photographs by Frank

15 December 2021

2021 Winter Solstice Print

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frank @ 4:30 PM

My Winter Solstice print for this year is a salted-paper print titled “Salmon River – Frank Church / River of No Return Wilderness (Central Idaho)”. The exposure was made from a raft in the middle of the river during the six day trip we did back in September. I made an edition of eighteen 4×5 inch prints on 5×7 inch Legion Lenox 100 paper.

As part of the process, I experimented with gold-borax toning the prints. This cools down the rather warm tone of the native salt print. Shown below are three versions of the print; all were treated the same except for the toning. The differences are subtle (especially between the two toned versions) but hopefully they are visible in the scans shown here. The prints for the final edition were toned for 4 minutes.

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gold-borax toned (4 min)
gold-borax toned (4 min)
gold-borax toned (12 min)
gold-borax toned (12 min)

My post on last year’s print with a bit of explanation about this “project” can be found here.

1 Comment

  1. I like the “look” and “feel” with these salted prints. They could have easily been postcards from the past that we bought to show others our experiences.

    Continue to experiment and have fun!

    Comment by Joe Kennedy — 16 December 2021 @ 6:31 AM

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