Bloomed With Gold

Here is another trichrome – a color photo composed of three black & white photos. It’s not always a perfect process (and I’ve definitely taken worse), but the results are always interesting.

While flowers are impressive, if there’s a bit of wind, it will throw off the colors. You need to overlay the three images perfectly for the colors to be properly rendered. Because of this, immovable things like buildings are probably best – though folks have had fun with moving stuff around, so experiment if you like.

By the way, the flowers are known as Carey’s balsamroots.


‘Bloomed With Gold’

Camera: Bolsey Jubilee (c1950s)
Film: Tasma Mikrat 300 (x-1975)
Process: HC-110; 1+200; 120min

Potholes Coulee, Washington


One thought on “Bloomed With Gold

  1. This is one of my favorite images I think you have ever posted. I have been wanting to play around with this technique (considering attempting it with the 4×5) and enjoy seeing when people do it successfully. I for one love the wind, it gives these flowers a moody/ethereal look.

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