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.
Myrtles on the King Billy Track, Cradle Mountain | Kodak Gold 200 I had booked my own little Waldheim cabin several months ago. May 21, election and check in day, came around soon enough. I set off early and stopped at Mountain Mumma in Sheffield for some brekky and a brew. The forecast for the […]
Richea pandanifolia (Pandani) on a late May morning, Cradle Mountain NP.
Ever since I can remember I’ve loved being out in the bush. It was our backyard in Reedy Marsh when I was younger. I remember finding fallen trees full of dried bush honeycomb and my brother and I pretending we were explorers, discovering our surroundings for the first time. I have a memory of getting […]
Mountain rocket (Bellendena montana), Central Plateau | Hasselblad 500cm | Portra 160 | Dev: Ikigai Camera
…the light. Tri-X | Nikon F2 | Deloraine
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.
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. […]
Take time to smell the roses (or poppies).
Took a visit to the Tasmanian Arboretum in Eugenana the other day. Saw part of the collection of 4,800 living trees from seven geographic locations around the world. It was a beautiful day weather wise and I spent a good part of my time head to the ground watching for snakes. I happened to look […]
Years ago the cinnamon-scented bark of the Blackheart Sassafras was used to brew an alcohol-free ale named Tanglefoot, which is said to have induced vivid dreams and ‘drunkenness’ among West Coast pub goers who indulged in its aniseedy goodness. Sassafras leaves | Liffey | Tasmania | Tri-X
Milk maids. Big-head rabbit-tobacco. Pink lady fingers. Twining fringe-lily. Scented paperbark. Love creeper. Pig face. Leopard orchid… …these are some of the plants we encountered on this day, on our walk over Little Badger Head to Copper Cove. Copper Cove | Narawntapu | Kodak Ektar 100
golden rock lily (bush tucker) Portra 160 | Dev/scan | Ikigai Camera.