We get an amazing array of cloud formations in this part of the world - not surprisingly, given the amount of precipitation we get. Keeps Ireland green, I guess :)
Anyway, the other evening I was out in Portrush for a wee dander while Missy was at her Pilates Class. It's pretty hard-core, otherwise I might have been tempted myself...but instead I wandered about the place, Hasselblad in hand. Taking the air, as they say around these parts.
It was a lovely evening, peaceful and warm(ish). The clouds caught my eye:
I stuck a deep red filter on the 50mm lens and pointed the camera skywards. I'm in a lith mode at the minute, so out came the Foma paper and some by-now-pretty-old Moersch Easylith developer and away we went. I think I made a mistake by trying to be too clever, though, since at first the clouds came out with a beautiful warm pinky tinge to them. For some unknown reason I decided it wasn't enough so I dunked it into some cupric sulphate bleach and tried to sepia it. All that happened, of course, was I lost the original pink colour. On the plus side I think it accentuated the white of the clouds a little, so it wasn't a complete disaster.
I can feel a 'cloud' project coming on...