Due to some personal reasons, I moved my website from its Linode Server + Wordpress install.

I rewrote the whole site using HUGO (gohugo.io) and now have it built from source by Render (render.com).

All of which costs me £0.00 for hosting or serving or software - just my time in learning the templating code of HUGO. Then I upload to Github from where it is pulled automatically by Render & built, after every update, which I use the Git Desktop for.

@JohanEmpa - Oh yes. Extremely common all over the farming areas of the UK. And, this one in the title still exists. Built from stone with a turf top, sometime in the early 1800's.

@Photorat - yes, this was mint from the garden. Highest of all is Cloves. With coffee actually quite low down the list in terms of Caffeic acid content.

@Photorat -you'll have to use Pacific Ocean instead or revert to straight Sodium Chloride.

@Photorat - Probably not a good subject in some ways. There is a lot of lichen on the tree which is what softens the edges. It will never look photogenic in the 'normal' sense though.

Getting both contrast and density on the negative right is key with Salt Prints. Both have to be a LOT higher than with siver gelatin process.

But, hey, I'm a half doz prints into a process that some take years to master.. 😉

@vedostuu - you'll need 2g/100ml Sodium Chloride in lieu of the sea-water, if you don't have access to that. Any good Sea Salt flakes from the store will suffice or you can use photographic grade Sodium Chloride.

pickled green tomatoes.update 

@Rural_Canadian - didn't get a big enough crop of tom's this year for mine. We, though, just opened our last jar of Pickled Green Tom's from last years crop....

Salt Print update.

I made the best print yet. This is my baseline in terms of negative, process.

Time and experimentation will tell, but for now I aim to make a series of prints with the same result.

Old Boat 2. Jan 2021.
4" x 6".
Bergger COT320

The recipe:
100% sol Loch Nevis, Scotland sea-water +
2g Sodium Citrate

1ml 10% sol Silver Nitrate +
1ml 6% sol Citric Acid

24 min Exposure

1st wash in sea-water
2nd wash tap water
Fix: Sodium Thiosulphate
3rd wash tap water

I teleported to the current century and took this stitched panorama this afternoon.

Home. Jan 2021.
Sony A5100 + Pentax SMC 35/2.8.
4 images stiched with Hugin.

Before and after toning with Selenium.

I toned as a chance experiment really. If I had got it out of the toner faster, it initially had an increase in contrast too, before it bleached back....

The Salt Process for me is right at the beginning really, so I am learning what I can produce with the basic inputs with an intention to build on these results.

At least I am getting images, even if tone/contrast, coating technique needs work...

Old Boat. Jan 2021.
Bergger COT320 paper.

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