i saw someones photo of cliffs and rock formations at Inverloch, and wondered why i hadnt been there before, since big cliffs and rocks are very much my thing.
i got pretty excited by what i saw, shot a bunch of photos, but had a few issues with development.
i nearly always have issues when loading 4×5 sheets onto my MOD54 holder, i think i need a bigger changing bag, as when loading six sheets there is always 1 or 2 sheets stuck together.
however not all was lost, and only the corners were affected. Shanghai film is also quite soft and scratches easily.
Crown Graphic 4×5 90 f/8 angulon Shanghai 100.
i love detail in a photo, and these 2 following photos are full of it.
this is why i like b&w, i feel sometimes details can get lost in a colour photograph, colour can be a distraction.
Crown Graphic 4×5 Shanghai 100.
following on from my previous post Polaroids, here are some shots i took on the Crown Graphic using Velvia 50.
i also took some photos on some expired Kodak Ektachrome 100 Plus, but the film came back pretty much clear…
im a bit behind on my scanning, and have a few rolls to go through and post about, but just a bit lazy really..
but here’s some Polaroids that i took yesterday on my recently acquired polaroid back for my 4×5.
theres a few odd colour shifts, and i think thats due to the film be a few years old, and i froze it once, before i was told that is a no-no..
still happy though, just hope the films i shot work out well too!
last week we had some nice weather. so i headed off to the beach to enjoy the sun, not to swim, but to photograph, of course!
i still have a few sheets of film to develop, 4 sheets of 4×5 Velvia 50, and one more b&w Tmax. i’ll get around to it eventually…
but for now, here’s a few shots.
Crown Graphic 4×5 and Shanghai 100 4×5 developed in Agfa Rodinal.
i have been a bit sick lately,and working long shifts, so today i finally got a chance to catch up on some developing and scanning, so keep a lookout for more updates.
Last weekend was Large Format Day at Collingwood Gallery.
i love using my Crown Graphic, and i was keen on seeing a few other large format cameras in use, as they’re a bit or a rare site these days.
here’s a few photos i took.
Crown Graphic 4×5, Kodak Tmax 400, R09 dev.
being able you see a scene, visualize the photo, then make it a reality is a good feeling, and when i scanned this negative, i was quite excited to see it came out as i had envisaged.
on the weekend, after sitting around for a few hours, bored and whinging about being cold, i decided to go for a drive. since im currently not working, im not sure why i only ever seem to go out on weekends.
anyways, a few months ago i went to Licola for a drive, and really enjoyed the landscapes, nice vibrant green grass, rolling hills.. i had been wanting to return, but new adventures always take precedence to old haunts.
as i was driving along the windy, mountain roads, i caught a glimpse of the rocks protruding from the face of the mountain, with a clear blue sky as a background and to top it all off, a half moon was sitting just above.
my thoughts soon shifted to ‘where can i park!’, the road was quite narrow, with no shoulder, so i kept driving, with my attention divided between watching where i was going and staring at the mountain.
soon enough i found a spot to pull over, and i parked the car, grabbed my cameras and was on a mission to find a spot to set up.
about a hundred or so meters up the road i found a good view, but i had to head about 10 meters down an embankment, and this is where i got the following photo.
this photo was taken with my Crown Graphic 4×5, Schneider 150mm lens and Shanghai GP3 100 film, with a red filter.
i quite like the combination of the Shanghai film and R09 developer. both are quite cheap, so i should stock up!
Hidden within the rolling green hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge.
At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.
yesterday i went for a drive to Agnes Falls. i saw this place on a map quite a while ago, and had wanted to go since.
it was sunny when i got to the ‘scenic lookout’, but no sooner had i set up my camera, it began raining quite heavily.
i took another light reading, 5sec @ f/32 and took 2 shots.
the camera got very wet, as did i.
Crown Graphic 4×5 150mm, Shanghai 100 film
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!