Cyanotypes At Clare Park

Discussion in 'Flora' started by Paul Lange, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    We went to the park yesterday just to get Ella out of the house. She was knocked down by a car just over a week ago and has fractures to her arm and pelvis. Quite amazing how she has bounced back and is hobbling about on her crutch a speed. For long distances though she has to be pushed in a wheelchair, something that she hates. As well as a bit of fresh air it gave me the chance to take some photographs.

    The park is nice but like a lot of rural areas in the UK it is pleasant but very green and brown. I decided to take some close ups as you do find a lot of nice textures. I wasn't sure what to do with these other than make them monotone. The cyanotype seems to work IMO.


  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    These are very nice Paul and what a great idea to process them as 'Cyanotypes'. I especially like the emerging Catkin and that fruit reminds me of one of Dan's masks!! A light coffee 'stain' over a cyanotype works very well too as it takes the harshness off the highlights (not that these need that). Do you have more?
  3. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Err, Yes, When I called it a bud I meant Catkin. I was wondering what they were called.

    Thanks Pete, I don't have anymore but I do plan to explore this type of image a bit more. I had a quite a bit of success with a series of images using a slightly modified version of LR's Antique preset with a fairly large random grain. I mounted them in frames and hung them in the house. I thinking of doing something similar again.
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Ella "knocked down by a car"...? Oh my god! Happy for you that she's on the mend, Paul.

    Also I like the pictures and the tone.
  5. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Thanks Brain, she is good now just needs to take it easy for a while.
  6. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Cloud, and silver lining...

    or at least Cyanotype lining - glad Ella is on the mend

    Doesn't inspiration and opportunity come in strange packages :)
  7. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Sorry to hear about Ella, not good at all, But on the positive note she is on the mend which is very good news.
    great shots these are, loving the cyanotype. Very well done!
  8. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I especially like the second one! love the sorta "silvery" feeling of the blue if that makes any sense at all??

    Good to here she is on the mend Paul!

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