More lumen explorations (with some new ideas percolating). The green toned prints had longer exposures (2 hours) in full sun (granted, it's autumn sun). The purple toned prints had about 15 - 20 minute exposures. So, although I tend to gravitate towards the purple tones, it's cool to see that I could get a distinctly different result with the same paper (Ilford warmtone, fiber based) by increasing the time in the sun.
I showed some of these prints at our photo book meet up last night. I was advised to keep a detailed notebook on all my variables...not just with these prints but with all the shooting and printing I do. Believe me, I completely understand the value in that. There are a multitude of reasons, however, that I'm not at that place...that I just don't have the will or the energy to do that. For whatever reason...my emotional state, my situation, which influences my emotional state, yada yada yada...my inner being is just continually pushing me into creating without thinking too much. It's weird. It's my work style, which I understand is seriously flawed. There's a depression component that is this voice that says, "it doesn't really matter anyway" which demotivates me with regard to the note keeping. Thankfully I can at least override that and continue to create. Sometimes I feel like I'm furiously following a path that I have no conscious idea of where it leads.