Kodak T-max p3200 is becoming one of my favourite 35mm films. After a bit of trial and error, I now shoot it at ISO 800 (it loves light) and develop it normally in Xtol stock solution. It has just the right amount of grain and contrast and stirs up those nostalgic feelings.
PANDANI II | Cradle Mountain
Richea pandanifolia (Pandani) on a late May morning, Cradle Mountain NP.
PLANTS 4 SALE
Deloraine | New Classic EZ400 | Nikon F2
Formerly known as Mt Cameron West, preminghana is a 524 hectare Indigenous Protected Area on the far north western tip of lutruwita / Tasmania. The land, which contains the finest example of Aboriginal rock art in Tasmania as well as extensive middens and other sacred sites, was handed back to its custodians in 1995. The […]
It was a different kind of Christmas this year thanks to our state opening up it’s borders to the rest of Australia and the world. Goodbye normality, hello COVID.
…the light. Tri-X | Nikon F2 | Deloraine
Thirty three cups.
Tri-X & Nikon F2 | Thirty three cups. coffee shop | Ulverstone
My favourite season has passed by once more. This winter saw a bit of snow and a lot of rain. Good rain, preparing the ground for summer. It was a randomly warm day yesterday, the second day of spring with 20° here and 26 down south. It’s back to 11 and rain again today with […]
MORNING AT THE JUNCTION
✩ The Light ✩ Junction Motel | New Norfolk | Kodak Tmax P3200, F2
Winter was beautiful “up back”
But now she loved winter. Winter was beautiful “up back” – almost intolerably beautiful. Days of clear brilliance. Evenings that were like cups of glamour – the purest vintage of winter’s wine. Nights with their fire of stars. Cold, exquisite winter sunrises. Lovely ferns of ice all over the windows of the Blue Castle. Moonlight […]
…and then came the rain.
For the past few weeks, in fact for most of July, it has been raining. Deloraine has had 170mm this month and the ground is spongy. The Meander River recorded its highest total July rainfall on record of 224mm, and has broken its banks several times. 2021 Floods | Deloraine | Tri-X & F2
PANDANI | Cradle Mountain
The world’s tallest heath plant, Pandani (Richea pandanifolia) is endemic to Tasmania and can grow up to 12 metres in height. I always love coming across these guys, for when you see them you know you’re in a pretty special place. Cradle Mountain | Kodak ColorPlus | Nikon F2 | Dev/scan | Ikigai Camera.
Originally thought to have been built by Alexander Waddle, a freed convict and hotelkeeper in 1832, the two storey Georgian house was subsequently established as St John’s Hospital in 1845. It was the location Dr W. R. Pugh first performed surgery under anaesthetic two years later in 1847. This was the first use of ether […]
River emerges from Lake Meander in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area 1300 metres above sea level, before tumbling over the lip of Bastion Bluff as Meander Falls and zig-zagging beneath old growth native pine. Its powerful water has polished bedrock, and ripped entire banks away during floods. Further north the river forms the backbone […]
LINES & SQUARES
Known as The Catching Pen in the mid 80s, a grungy live music venue at the back of the pub, now a health and wellness centre. West Barrack | Deloraine | Kodak Tmax 400
FAGUS | Cradle Mountain
Also known as Tanglefoot owing to its twisted ground-hugging branches, Deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii) is Tasmania’s only deciduous native. People flock to the Tasmanian Highlands during April and May for the ‘turning of the fagus’, as the tiny crimped beech leaves turn from green to yellow to flame red, and finally fall to the ground. […]
AUTUMN | I
The Wild Wood is a 14 acre reserve that borders the Meander River in Deloraine and is packed with deciduous species from the northern hemisphere, mostly sycamore and willow. Despite walking the track with our kelpie most days, I rarely get bored. There is usually something different to experience depending on the weather and the […]