The water makes these marks. I was surprised to discover them in the darkroom. After developing the film I could see lines of motion that had not been visible when viewing the scene. Whirlpools emerge, lines of light and darkness are revealed. The water and the land work together as the artist creating gestural lines. The film is the observer, my role reduced to recorder. My image gathering action is to point the little wooden box in a direction that my experience has shown to be a likely place to find the marks I seek.
Because these images are truly gifts, I treat them with utmost respect. I print them on photographic paper that is made in France with extremely high silver content, and tone the prints in gold. Gold toning expands the range of tonality in the print imparting richness and depth in overall color. Additionally, the process coats the silver in the photograph with gold, making the resulting image exceedingly archival.