Keywords:#etbtsy, alternative process, analog, black and white, castle, cyanotype, czech republic, helfstyn, historical, monochrome, tea stain, vintage, white tea
Dimensions5538 x 3888
Original file size16.9 MB
Date taken2-Dec-21 14:09
Date modified20-Dec-21 13:25
Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D610
Focal length100 mm
Focal length (35mm)100 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.4
Exposure1/80 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Helfštýn Castle Tower and Walls, Tea Toned Cyanotype
Watch tower and walls of the Helfštýn castle, an original hand-made 5" x 7" cyanotype print from the Czech Republic.
It lacks the traditional cyanotype blue tones as it has been bleached and toned in white tea and the tones of tannins replaced the original blues, providing the print with a different vintage look.
Photographed with a 35mm Nikon FE camera on Kodak Double-X 5222 black and white negative film. Chemically printed on a hand-coated watercolor paper (Shizen Design Professional Grade Cold Press 100% Recycled) using the cyanotype process invented in 1842. It was then bleached and toned in green tea.