I've just finished making some changes to the galleries page at my website, including two new galleries with the platinum/palladium prints I've made during the past week. I've shown snaps of the wet prints in the clearing baths in several posts here, but these are carefully made copy shots of the finished Pt/Pd prints. There are also some new front-page examples for some of the older galleries.
It should be Spring by now, but there's just no sign of it. These were made Thursday at White Memorial Conservation Center. There was a touch of rain in the air, which often makes for wonderful luminous light.
Mostly I find that pictures in the New England woods work better in monochrome than they do in color. Even aside from my current experiments with making digital captures in these environments that are intended to end up, if successful, as platinum/palladium prints. But one of my favorite shooting conditions is "the edge of the rain" and this is the first picture I made walking into one of my frequently visited local park sites yesterday. I'd been intending to make pictures for mono, but immediately saw this as a color picture. I think it's the green moss. A whole picture of faded autumn leaves (it's supposed to be Spring here, with no evidence) never works in color but that green moss just snaps it all together. You can see we've had a lot of rain here recently.
Along the Shepaug at Steep Rock, Washington, Connecticut
That's a copy shot of a 7x11" platinum/palladium print made earlier this week from an original digital capture, by way of a digital internegative.
I've just learned that there are still a couple places available for my "Digital Platinum" workshop at Penumbra Foundation in New York, ten days from now, April 28-29. Follow the link for details. Take the workshop and you'll learn how to make prints like this yourself from digital captures or film scans.