Bryant Park Birds

gum bichromate print 8x9 inches
Method: color separation
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This is one of my personal favorite Gum prints. The colors are all there from blues to greens to reds, but they are all so subtle as in the actual image. This is a cropped portion of the negative. The whole negative showed more of the ground and people, and that caused me to disregard this image for some time. I shot this originally for the scrambled tree branches overlapping the rigid lines of the verizon building, and the two birds in the upper right had gone unnoticed until many moons later. When I cropped the image and corrected the perspective, this piece took on a life its own and stepped into my heart as one of my favorite pieces.