photo etching and spitbite on copper with scrape and burnish
This image is a digital collage, using a digital photo of the ocean near here and photo of a nearby water tower. The images were imported into photoshop, and the tower was retouched to get rid of the background and the clouds were manipulated to add the waterspout. The curves were reduced and converted to a 600 bitmap. The image was printed with an Epson 3000 on transparency with the printer resolution at 1440. The plate was coated with Puretch photopolymer film, developed and etched with ferric. I added several spitbites in the sky to create the clouds behind the tower. I used screenfiller for stopout and in an airbrush for the spitbite aquatints.