Best of the Maiden Voyage
November 15, 2011
The Maiden Voyage of the Tin Gypsy was a wonderful adventure! Two weeks spent traveling through Oregon and Washington with the Gypsy... the beauty of the mountains, the majesty of coast, the excitement of the cities. It was all so fantastic- especially the people we met along the way. The wet-plate process is a tricky one, made even trickier when you add in all the new variables of living on the road-- unpredictable weather, lack of water sources and dirt, dirt and MORE dirt. There were some frustrating moments and more than a few plates that did not come out perfectly, but it was all part of the learning process... Now we know what to expect and can plan accordingly for the next Gypsy Voyage, which will be a cross-country adventure and will hopefully take place this spring! Here are a few of my favorites of the Maiden Voyage tintypes...