The abandoned Shieling of Torcuileain, Knoydart.
I’ve spent the last couple of days experiementing with the Van Dyke process.
Van Dyke Brown process.
The Vandyke brown print is based on the first iron-silver process, the argentotype, invented in 1842 by the English astronomer, Sir John Herschel. Both processes utilize the action of light on ferric salts and their chemistry is very similar. The Vandyke process gets its name from its similarity in color to the deep brown pigment used by the Flemish painter Van Dyck.
Its the colour named after the Flemish painter of the same name, and an entire gamut of paintings from the period of the early 17th C.