Marjorie's ramblings

By walkingMarj

Solar plate printing/ international blipmeet

It was a Members's day at Hexham Photography Group. Here is Ian at the end of the process of solar printing. He produced an etched plate which was used to make prints by hand.

I could not contemplate taking on such a method, but Henry thinks his cellar is ideal!

After lunch, I presented the Covid book I made with seven others in a workshop run by Paul Hill and Maria Falconer. Three others in the group came on Zoom, plus a number of others. One of them was Cynthia, aka Connections, so this was also a Blipmeet and truly international! Wasn’t that wonderful?

I had to present from a back room to avoid feedback on the microphones. The technology worked well.

We had three more presentations in the afternoon. Paul Kenny, expert print maker, showed us a video made from scanned stills from the Mayo coast. The original soundtrack was by TJ Rehmi. It was fascinating to watch the images slowly change.

We had long exposure solar images made of everyday objects, and the work by Karen of two exhibitions she is involved in.

It was a good day and the sun shone all the time.

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