This is an original IR image that I printed with inkjet pigment ink (CMY colors) and then printed the K channel as a palladium negative layer. This is my first experiment in this process. I am using information from Dan Burkholder and Ron Reeder in trying to figure this out. First, the Epson Ultrachrome inks do work and do not wash away when you print with the palladium sensitizer and then wash the image in the darkroom. I think I learned a lot about printing the inkjet portion and want to go back and work on that. I think I will print in much the same way that I normally do on fine art papers. I think this will vary the color and get closer to what I am after. More work to do.

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  • Boretti
    Borettialmost 6 years ago

    Nice image!

  • Robert, thank you for your kind comment.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 6 years ago

    very nice!

  • Solomon, thank you so much for your comment.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 5 years ago

    I like what you have done with this image. Very effective.

  • linskudd, thank you. Glad you liked it.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 5 years ago

    Lovely work!

  • Angie, thank you!—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    Wow, I could be favouriting all day, your work in your folio is really outstanding, love your creativity with layers. Really love this one :)

  • You are too kind. Now I am blushing.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • annie curry
    annie curryalmost 5 years ago

    You’ve put so much work into this Rene, I admire your patience…..all I can do is play with a mouse!!!!lol

  • Annie, thanks. It is actually fun trying to figure out how to do something new and learning from my mistakes and successes.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • avalyn
    avalynabout 4 years ago

    love reading about your printing process…I am not a photographer but so enjoy others who like to experiment in the adventure of art-making………this is a wonderful image…

  • Thank you so much and I am happy when I can share the process. I learn so much from other’s work.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 4 years ago

    Sold the original pig palladium print. Yea.—Rene

  • Igor Shrayer
    Igor Shrayeralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Rene! Congrats on your sold!

  • Igor, thank you so much.—Rene

    – Rene Hales

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

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