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Re: Safari solution - [was My first platinum-palladium over gold leafprints]
still enabled. So that's not it in my case at least, but thanks for
On Feb 11, 2008, at 2:17 AM, Iain wrote:
I think you guys having problems seeing Dan's pictures may have
significant security problem - and enjoy the images.
Dan, All I could see of your .com/gold image was a textured rich
gray surface with a lighter center. This was on Safari. I dare not
use Explorer because it creates freezing problems.
Any suggestions? Thanks. Rajul
On 9-Feb-08, at 6:48 PM, Dan Burkholder wrote:
This evening I finally photographed the first group of platinum/
palladium over gold leaf prints. I've printed more than the nine
on this site but these are the most successful to date. After
doing a lot of inkjet printing over the past couple years, it
felt very refreshing to be involved with handmade processes once
again. In some way, this work is almost a rebellion to the
direction most photography is taking. The prints are small (4"x6"
up to 5.5"x8.5"), unlike the trend to giantism that the medium is
experiencing. I also wanted to make prints with a look and feel
unlike anything we can produce with an inkjet printer.
I started testing different vellums and sizes in December and am
starting to get a feel for what works and what doesn't. The
harder issue (for me at least) is learning what type of images
work well in this combination and which don't. It's like all of
photography; the "why's" are always more difficult than the "how's."
The images themselves are a mix of old and new, taking some years-
old images that are favorites along with new work from our new
home in upstate New York and exploring the print impact with the
gold. The "Flatiron in Spring, New York" image is my first effort
at bimetal gilding. The Flatiron is in palladium leaf and the
rest of the print is in 24K gold. I'm eager to do more of this Au/
Pd leafing. I gotta admit that there's something fun about making
prints in which the final image is comprised of three precious
metals, all of which are completely insensitive to light. ;^)
I will be out of pocket for a couple of days and won't be able to
reply very promptly to questions or comments.
Thanks for looking here: