Cyanotypes

For the past several months I've been experimenting with making cyanotype prints. A cyanotype is a print made using a process invented by Sir John Herschel in the mid-1800s (see Wikipedia for more details). I'm finally to the point where I think I'm making decent prints, although I know they can still be better. One of the keys to making a good cyanotype seems to be to use the best materials for the transparency film internegative and the final paper print. Using less expensive materials has just not worked out for me.

Here's a scan of my latest effort. I made the original of this photo using my Fujifilm X100 digital camera while in Paris a few years ago. I made the digital internegative yesterday. The weather cooperated, and I was then able to expose and finish it a few hours later.

Paris in Blue

Paris in Blue