One of the many photos taken to create the idea I was looking for~
The first two copper plates were total failures, but on the third, I had enough to work with that I could rework the plate by further hardground applications, use of the needle tool to "draw" in fine lines, and "spit bite" techniques. Here's the resulting print~
I still find it odd that I was having excellent results with some of the earlier images, but had lots of trouble with the Photo Etching late in the quarter. The lack of consistency was frustrating! However, it did give me the opportunity to keep at it... working & reworking plates until I came up with something. This print went over well during critiques... so it wasn't a total loss!