A few weeks ago i went on a solo roadtrip.
i packed a few cameras, a bag of clothes, sleeping bag and set off.
first stop was the Great Ocean Road. It has been a drive i have wanted to do for a long time, so it was good to finally get it done!
this is only a few photos, im still working my way through getting all my film developed, so more to come!
day one- Traralgon to Lorne. ;Erskine Falls
day two- Lorne to Port Campbell. ;Cape Otway,Triplet Falls
day three- Port Campbell to Adelaide.
day four- Adelaide to Coober Pedy.
day five- Coober Pedy to Uluru.
day six- Uluru to Kings Canyon. ;Olgas
day seven- Kings Canyon to Coober Pedy. ;The Breakaways; Dingo Fence.
day eight- Coober Pedy to Mildura.
day nine- Mildura to Melbourne.
day ten- Melbourne.
day eleven- Melbourne to Traralgon.
recently i have picked up a few new cameras.
first was a Pentax 645 then came a Olympus XA2 ( and i think i have just bought a 6×17 MF camera… )
i have a few photos from both of those cameras, as well as some from my Hasselblad and Pentax LX.
i am very happy both!
a few weeks ago i spent a day down by the coast at some local ports.
the day started off a bit overcast while i was at Port Albert, and i shot a roll of Kodak Ektar, but later in the day the sun shone through, and i went to Port Welshpool and shot a roll of Kodak E100s.
both rolls were shot with a Hasselblad 500CM and 50mm Distagon T* lens.
while i was there the other day, i also shot a roll of Agfa Scala 200 in my Hasselblad, was a good chance to try my new 50mm T* lens out.
using 200iso film and having a max aperture of f/4 was a bit tough in such a dark place, especially without a tripod… rookie mistake!
i am blown away with this film though, already up there with my favorites! after shooting it, when i got home i started to look at development times, when i realised that Scala is a POSITIVE B&W!
but the more i looked, i found people talking about developing it as a Negative. well i had nothing to lose! i mixed up some Agfa Rodinal 1:100 and stand developed for an hour, and im quite happy with the results! except for a few blurry shots and half the roll have a dirty big scratch down the negative, which i think i found the reason, and have now hopefully fixed.
i think i have said it before, but i dont shoot much colour film..
i find it hard to get good colours, and its expensive/time consuming to get colour films developed.
but every-so-often i make the effort, and occasionally get pleasantly surprised.
Hasselblad 500C/M and Fuji Provia 100f film
i bought some Velvia 50 in 120 format a little while ago. im not really big on shooting colour normally, but i thought id give the velvia a go based on the amazingly vibrant colours i saw and heard about, i was not disappointed! i got my positives [negatives?] back today from the lab in Melbourne, and wow. im in love!
now i just need to work out how im going to afford to buy shitloads of slide films for 4×5..
Mamiya RB67 and Fuji Velvia 50.
a few weeks ago i went for a drive with a friend to Wilsons Prom to shoot some photos and to have a look around.
the weather wasn’t the greatest, especially since i also used some Fuji Velvia 50 film, i was hoping for some sunshine and blue skies.
overall it was a good day, got a heap of good photo’s i’m happy with. hopefully i can get down there again soon with my newest addition to my camera collection, a Crown Graphic 4×5.
I couldn't surrender, try as they might, to an expectation, a label, or a routine. Constantly I'd struggle, trying to fit in a preconceived mold but I'd only end up hurting myself in the process, I was either too big, too small, or the wrong 'shape' of thinking!