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Phoenix park

The tree in mist I took on the Holga last February. The treatment is a little unusual. I was trying to add texture and age to the image. It may be bordering on vandalism but here is what I did. It was printed on a cream based Kentmere Fineprint fibre paper that I did not really like , the image was then sepia toned. I then vandalised the image by creasing it after soaking in warm water. The image was then toned in Tea. After it dried it was flattened and coated with a wax varnish which did not do a lot to the image but it smells nice. I also did the same with a Fotospeed lith print and got a similar result. This paper can really take a lot of ill treatment. The process seems to work on matt papers but not glossy. I used a small digital camera to copy the print, the scanned print contrast is a little higher than the original print.


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Taken on January 20, 2008