Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island

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Richea scoparia in flower on Ben Lomond Tasmania. Koda Ektachrome film by Jade Austen


My first try with slide film back in January 2020. Love those rich colours and nostalgic feel. The positive film is a joy to look at too! Richea scoparia in flower | Ben Lomond NP | Kodak ...
Army cadet with head bowed at the Deloraine Cenotaph, ANZAC Day. Kodak ColorPlus by Jade Austen.


In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. ...
Bedroom cubby space on tmax p3200


It would be good to give much thought, before you try to find words for something so lost, for those long childhood afternoons you knew that vanished so completely - and why? We're still reminded ...
Willows at Meander River Deloraine on tri-x film


When i came home from my walk around the river, the house, warmed by the morning sun, smelled of toast. There’s something about toast or bread cooking that stirs up those positive feelings ...
Macro flower on tri-x black and white film


Have been testing the Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ai-s. It’s a beauty and very sharp. This one must have some fog internally as the camera viewfinder is much dimmer than when using my other f/2.8 ...
Snowball fun at Devils Gullet on Kodak Double X film


Glad we got through this one intact. Tasmania’s summer of 2021 has been the wettest and coolest in 10 years. Now summer’s out of the way, we have autumn fungi and snow to look forward ...
Meander Tasmania. Caravan window and forest with ortho 80 film.


It’s easy to miss the smallest blessings. It was a Tuesday, one of the last days of the year. I woke up to tree shadows against the caravan window. This tiny detail made me smile, I grabbed the ...
Monstera in laundromat on Ilford Ortho 80 film.


Sometimes it’s the imperfections that add charm and character, a friend reminded me recently. Thank you for the inspiration Johnny.