One of the advantages of working with salt prints is that one can use natural sources of saline water to make the first coat on the paper. I brought back a litre of sea water from Baga beach and let it sit overnight for sediments to settle down. Since the concentration of salts in sea water is about 3.5% I had to bring down the concentration to the recommended 2%.
Used sea water: distilled water at 5:4 ratio (125 ml of sea water with 100 ml of dist. water)
Took 2 ml of the prepared saline solution to coat FA coldpress paper of size 8”x12”. The second coat on the dried paper was of 2 ml 1.2% silver nitrate soln.
The paper was exposed in UV light for 45 min. Temp: 28.8 C, Humidity: 67%
Rinsed for 10 min in tap water and then for about 5 min in 10% sodium thiosulphate soln.