St Peter-on-the-Wall, Bradwell (redux)


Lith print on Fomatone MG Classic, developed in a soup of LD-20 and Ansco 70.

A different viewpoint on the church shown in this post.

This print is made by contact printing a digital negative created from an original digital file. The colour and tonality of this lith image resulted from leaving the used LD-20 developer for several hours until it had oxidised to the point of uselessness. I then added some diluted Ansco 70 developer to the tray, heated it to 30°C. This was the totally unexpected and colourful result after a development time of around 10 minutes.

Such is the wonder and serendipity of the lith process that you can never be sure what you will get. I doubt this particular effect could ever be repeated.

The large-format digital negative from which this was made started life as this:


The unmodified RAW image file, straight from the camera (Nikon D700).
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