To see a raven at its best it has to be seen in flight and once in the air it can just about out fly and outmaneuver anything with wings. Unlike many birds it flies for the pure hell of it. To see a pair shooting earthwards turning easy corkscrews in unison and suddenly, without warning, curling skywards, is to witness flight at its matchless best. #WingsOverWales#GeraldSummers#ravens#platinumprint#bethmoon.com
Making some platinum prints this long weekend. Advantages of using platinum over silver include ridiculously long archive qualities (I.e. a few hundred years), beautiful and long tonal range and no darkroom needed! Just some paper to coat in platinum solution, a suitable negative, and everything else comes from good ol' sunshine and patience.
Today marks the birthday of Swedish-born model, artist, dancer, fashion designer, wife and mother, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn. "Woman with Roses (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn in Lafaurie Dress)," Paris, 1950. Platinum-palladium print.