Jarrah dieback on film…

Old-dieback-affected-Jarrah in the back garden

Rollei Giro 70 Agfa Ultra ISO100
I paid a few dollars for a little Rollei Giro 70 a few years ago at a Cash Converters and have only run a few films through it, this image is quite nice. Another shot of Jarrah dieback in the back garden.

The big problem with film these days is that some of the places that still process C41 do such a poor job of it I feel really quite mad about paying $7 for process only just to get poorly processed film. This film was badly scratched (it wasn’t the camera) and had so many dust spots that it took an hour to retouch. So now its a question of saving all the exposed rolls until I drive into the city and leave them with one of the two remaining dedicated processors. I quite like processing B&W and could do C41 colour with some effort but it is a tedious process in summer when the temperature hasn’t dropped below thirty odd for what seems like a eternity…

Big darlings Darling Range ghost gums that is!

ddthat is... Majestic trees. In my the darkest moments to look upon a tree with such majesty and scale places life and being in perspective to the point where all those dark thoughts dissipate on the wind that rustles the leaves. Olympus EM-5 ƒ11 1/100s ISO 200 Olympus 12mm

Olympus EM-5 ƒ11 1/100s ISO 200 Olympus 12mm

Big Darlings, Darling range ghost gums that is…
Majestic trees. In my the darkest moments to look upon a tree with such majesty and scale places life and being in perspective to the point where all those dark thoughts dissipate on the wind that rustles the leaves.

 

 

Just a second… Its all about time!

Just a second clock mechanismOlympus E-M5 OMD ƒ9 1/5 ISO200 Lumix G 14-42
I found some clock mechanisms that have been lying around for quite a few years from a previous life. It seemed like a good opportunity to attempt to make a photograph to illustrate time and a double exposure was the first thing that came to mind. Time the illusive thing that we all seem to be short of there are a few more shots based on this theme to come it just takes time!

Another day another film …

Another-day-another-filmPentax 6×7 ƒ11 1/60s @ 400 Ilford XP2 Super ISO 55mm ƒ3.5 Takumar

This believe it or not is the first time I have ever used Ilford XP2 as 120 film. I have used the odd roll in 35mm ( or was it XP1 ) and I remember being impressed but most of the work had to be in colour film then so to be honest I really didn’t pay enough attention to how good it really is. A  few years later I went completely digital so it didn’t get a look in anyhow. I do remember reading a piece by Roger Hicks where he praised the film and he also uses mostly 35mm I believe, that was in the late eighties. Anyway this film is really good and it gives me a reason to use the old Pentax and Yashica’s more often. The only problem is I have to drive 35km to get 120 processed.