Lumen print.

Fern lumen print.

Stage 3. Scanned lumen print. (Exposed from 15:30 – 18:00.) Gem Toes-Crichton. ©

 

Yesterday I decided to make a lumen print with some Ilford photo paper I had leftover. I decided to use one of my pressed specimens, and chose a fern collected from my parents garden.

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(Won’t mention almost locking myself in the airing cupboard in an attempt not to fog the whole pack of paper!)

Fern lumen print.

Stage 1. Began exposure at 15:30. Gem Toes-Crichton. ©

 

It was a fairly overcast day, and I only had a small frame to use. I left the print for 2.5 hours before scanning. I only made some minor curve adjustments to the final print (stage 3 – header image).

Fern Lumen before scanning

Stage 2. Exposed until 18:00 then scanned. Gem Toes-Crichton. ©

 

I was fairly pleased with the results, but it’s clear the fern wasn’t fully in contact with the paper, hence some fuzzy areas… especially the stem.

More experiments necessary, and I also need to fix the print. I’ve stored in a light-proof bag for now.

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