Two darkroom produced monochrome photographic prints. The top one was given the Sepia Toning process. The second one was given the Blue Toning process. Both toning processes involve a two-bath chemical 'dunking.' Basically the print is immersed in the first solution then washed before it enters the second and final solution. The difference is, in the blue toning process the solution is not a chemical toner but a water and salt based was (to make sure that the process is halted and the print is properly washed).
Both Toning processes have different and varying results depending upon a number of factors. Such has how much exposure the original print is subjected to underneath the enlarger, the type of photographic paper used (fibre based photographic papers tend to give better results as opposed to resin coated papers). Also the strength of the actual toner and how long the print is kept in the toner, all contribute to the final finished effect.
Spurn Point, near Kilnsea, North Humberside, England.
From my Coming at me in Waves Project, 1993-94.
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