Dutch Collodion Day 2010
The first Dutch Collodion Day is history and it was a great event. Many thanks to Jeroen and his parents for hosting this and to everyone joining the party.
We arrived a bit after 1 and after some coffee started setting up the darkbox etc. Most people were already present and set up. Lots of cameras, lenses, tripods, darkboxes and plates to fill up the garden, the latter being worth of closer inspection on its own with all the plants, flowers and herbs.
When I started I had some issues with veil (or fogging, or scumming, whatever one wants to call it) and when Jeroen told me that it was the developer acting because of the high temperature he advised to dilute it with water 50/50. So I did and gone the veil was! I made a very satisfying plate of a lily. I’ll post those in a separate post later on.
After we made some plates until about 4:30 we cleaned everything up and when for the BBQ. Yummy yummy! Jeroen’s dad thought it to be great to start out with some champagne and right he was about that! We had a great day and evening, learned some and just had fun so worth repeating again next year (or next weekend for that matter ;-)) On to some more photos, made with an iPhone, forgot my real digital camera so this’ll have to do!