Fourth of July was a beautiful day and since we had leftover cyanotype paper from Art/Watch we decided to try cyanotyping at the beach! I had heard about people cyanotyping in the ocean and wondered what it would be like since I normally try to maintain a lot of control when cyanotyping, and working on the beach would pretty much epitomize a lack of control.
Overall it was a lot of fun, and there were some nice surprises (for instance, sand blocks light beautifully!). It was hard to tell, though, when the prints were washed out well enough and it was very easy to overexpose with these delicate materials and lose the high contrast (and, alternatively, it was easy to end up with a big white underexposed blob). Choose your materials and space them carefully!