Ode to a Leaf

Square Crop
Ode to a Leaf by Jane Simmonds

Image details - Ode to a Leaf

Photographer: Jane Simmonds (see profile)
Competition: Competition 17
Category: Square Crop
Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


A cyano-lumen print of a single lupin leaf from my garden. This process is a combination of wet cyanotype printing and lumen printing – the cyanotype chemicals are brushed on to (expired) darkroom paper and other substances such as soap suds and white vinegar are then added.

The print is then rinsed and dried (but not fixed), before exposing the print to sunlight which can produce very interesting effects. The print is then scanned at high-resolution and processed digitally to enhance the colours and textures.


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