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Western firebreak at midday

Western firebreak at midday

Canon 5D Voigtlander 40mm  ƒ/11 1/50s ISO 160

I have lived in this forest for twenty five years and it never ceases to surprise me with its ever changing beauty. A tree may grow in one direction to fill a gap in the canopy and the next summer one sees a dappled pool of light where none has been seen before. It might well be one of the slowest growing of forests on the planet the native grass trees and Zamia palms seldom grow any more than a centimetre a year but slow growth does not stop it being quite dynamic in many subtle ways. The pioneer plants that grow along the firebreaks blowins from the paddock next door add some exotic colour at this time of year.

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Another forest on the way home…

Another forest-on-the-way-home

Rollei Giro 70 Agfa Ultra ISO 100.

It was almost dark when I stopped by another part of the darling scarp forest just to watch the last light of the day fade into night. Looking towards the light the greens and purple greys were quite visible but I wasn’t expecting this.

Agfa Ultra has the facility to produce often quite wildly saturated colour at times but this was after the sun had set behind the hectares of forest to the west. It was corrected mostly in RAW as a tiff file straight out of the scanner. Then a bit of posterizing through simplify and much to my surprize an image more like an illustration…

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Marri stump…

Marri stump

Leica M2 35mm MS optical Perar Agfa APX 100

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The forest garden is like having a cathedral in the back garden…

My back Forest as a CathedralCanon FTb f8 1/250s 50mm ƒ2.8 macro Kodak HD200 developed as B+W Rodinal 10min  1:50 corrected Silver effects pro.
Some days one walks out of the house into this and its wonderful to be alive!

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Sunset on the southern firebreak…

Sigma DP2 ƒ2.8 1/40s ISO 100

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SE forest track

Expired Fuji NEOPAN film shot on a Yashica Mat shot

Yashica mat f 3.5 1/250s Fuji neopan stand deved 1hr Rodinal 5ml to 500ml

About five years ago we returned from a a month long trip to find that the freezer had died while we were away and judging by the smell of the meat that defrosted it was earlier in the month! Even though all my film was in bags and not hot by any means I think it must have suffered in some way as some films have a greyed look to them.

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And the forest sweltered

And the forest sweltered


Olympus EM-5 OMD f16 1/6s ISO200 Rokinon Fisheye lens

And the forest sweltered we had a forty two degree day last week Gawd, it was hot especially when the humidity started to rise towards the end of the afternoon. And this is just December

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