I like to tinker with stuff, I really do. Not content with using standard published formulae for salted collodion, I thought that I would try to mix my own with sodium salts. It’s been an interesting exercise, but not an altogether successful one.
Taking the wet collodion process on the road has its limitations; since you have to carry your darkroom with you, there needs to be somewhere to park your car close to the subject. Back in the 1800’s Roger Fenton used a horse and cart rather than a Volkswagen, but I guess that he had the same parking problem. So, I have been scouting locations that are accessible by car in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, and came across Sutton Scarsdale Hall near Chesterfield.
Wet collodion is a challenging process. Just when you think that everything is under control, some change in circumstances will put you back at square one.