My first Salt Print (a la Fox Talbot). As usually I took the “bull at a gate” approach to something new.
- Google some
- Watch some YouTube
- Book from library and only read relevant bits
- Substitute what comes to hand for what is required.
- Go for it.
Because I already do wet plate collodion I had silver nitrate solution (9% not 12%) and some citric acid. I used paper from an old water colour pad I had lying around. The HP5+ negative made in my Intrepid Mk3+ is good for conventional printing but not contrasty enough really.
I’m really pleased with the result. Trying something entirely new and get and image – any image – is just incredibly rewarding.
What now? Will look at increasing contrast and smoother paper.