This pretty much finishes up my "first look" Pt/Pd prints I wanted to make from pictures made last October on a short trip to Virginia and West Virginia. Prints are made with a palladium and traditional platinum mix, no contrast agent, on Hahnemühle Platinm Rag paper.
Coated sheet and digital negative on Fixxons film, set up in the vac frame (the stick supports the glass/frame top because the pneumatic lifts have long since worn out).
Vac frame pad is drawn up tight, ready to flip up against the light unit for exposure.
Four minute exposure under way.
"Palomino, Birch River, West Virginia," (there's a horse at the top of the hill on right) . 7x17 Korona Panoramic View with 305mm G-Claron.
"Goshen, Virginia." Evening view along the railroad tracks looking north up the valley, 8x10 Deardorff with 240mm Apo-Sironar S.
"Goodwill Baptist Church, Bland County, Virginia." Along Route 42, a little white church in brilliant midday sunlight, hilly pasture land in back. 8x10 Deardorff with 240mm Apo-Sironar S.