Some times I have a picture or two I like the basic concept of but can’t find the corresponding presentation. Sometimes it takes a while (years in this case) to find the highest potential for the picture.
I took this picture “Blue Tree New Brunswick 2009” on a rainy Monday morning in September. If you blow it up big enough you can see the streaks of rain in the darker areas.
I have printed it before but didn’t really feel that I had reached the highest potential for the picture. I tried it both as a straight colour and black and white but wasn’t satisfied.
Then I wondered what it would look like as a Lith print with Selenium and Gold toning. As previously stated on my blog in the darkroom Selenium is highly toxic and gold toners are very expensive so water based inks seem like a good idea all round. The Selenium toner affects the shadows to turn them a warm chocolate-brown and the Gold toner gives the cool duck egg blue.
A dear friend described me as a photographic romantic rebel – guilty as charged. The picture is meant to be ethereal and very subtle so hopefully that’s what you are seeing on your monitor.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS