H. LISA SOLON

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WATER GARDEN

These images were created by intentionally breaking the rules of the standard cyanotype process.  Because I wet the piece before exposure I call it a wetcyan. One of the joys of hand developing a cyanotype print is watching the changes to the image as it develops into its final form. They are often as stunning as they are fleeting.  For each of the images below I have noted which stage of the process it is in: just after being removed from the sun (pre-wash), after being washed and fixed (after wash), or the final stable stage (dry).  To see more of this project please check my Instagram feed @hlisasolon   For a step-by-step explanation of this process please visit the Photographer's Formulary Blog






Fern 1

(pre-wash
)









    Cyanotype pre-wash, Fern 1, by H. Lisa Solon




Bush 1

(after wash)











                      Cyanotype after wash, Bush 1, by H. Lisa Solon



Fern 2

(after wash)











    Cyanotype after wash, Fern 2, by H. Lisa Solon



  Fern 2

(dry)



     Cyanotype dry, Fern 2, by H. Lisa Solon



Fern 3

(after wash)




     Cyanotype after wash, Fern 3, by H. Lisa Solon



Impatiens 1

(pre-wash)



      Cyanotype pre-wash, Impatiens 1, by H. Lisa Solon



Fern 4

(dry)

   Cyanotype dry, Fern 4, by H. Lisa Solon



Schefflera 2

(pre-wash)

   Cyanotype Fugitive, Vanda 14, by H. Lisa Solon



Schefflera 2

(after wash)

   Cyanotype after wash, Schefflera 2, by H. Lisa Solon



Fern 5

(pre-wash)


   Cyanotype pre-wash, Fern 5, by H. Lisa Solon


Hibiscus 1

(after wash)

  
   Cyanotype after wash, Hibiscus 1, by H. Lisa Solon