Yesterday was one of those late fall days that let you know that the darker, shorter days are on the way. However, at about 3:00 PM, the sun came out for a brilliant shining hour. I had a new negative ready to go and some sensitized watercolor paper so I placed the negative and the paper in my contact frame and went out to find the sunniest part of the property. I set a timer for 20 minutes, not even sure there were enough UV rays to get a proper exposure . When I checked in 20 minutes, the print looked great.
One of the things I've learned lately is to make notes on exposures. A perfect place, in addition to my journal, is the back of the print. This identifies the paper used, date of print, time of day and length of exposure. I think that customers also find this information to be interesting. It is, after all, a hand made print and these little notes help to identify it even more clearly.
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