cyanotpye It’s someones special birthday today: 216 years ago, Anna Atkins was born. If you are interested in photography, you may know her name. Atkins is considered to be the first person who published a photo book, entirely done with cyanotypes of algae. After Photographs of British Algae, the british botanist published two more books about plants and several other books. Today, Google celebrates her birthday with a beautiful Google Doodle.

It was a pleasant surprise for me to discover the Doodle this morning, because I made some cyanotypes last week. Not with algae or plants, but with feathers.