Journal Entry… noon “…The mist has come in here at the falls. I feel lucky to be in the heart of the Tiers, 1100 metres up, surrounded by cloud and wet pencil pines and mountain and waterfall. You can’t see the mountain at the moment though. It’s a total whiteout from about 20 metres up […]
Recent times on T-Max P3200
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.
THE ROAD IN
Devils Gullet, Mersey Forest | Portra 400 | Hasselblad 500cm
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 […]
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
HUT AT LADY LAKE
It was a Friday. It was the first snow of the season, so I went where I usually go when it snows. The first part of the track to Lady Lake Hut was fairly ordinary, Dale Brook was flowing fast beneath the bridge and scatterings of unremarkable brown fungi were visible along the rooty rocky […]
…with snow. Pencil Pine | Higgs Track, Great Western Tiers | Hasselblad 500cm | Tri-X
Snow was forecast on this late winter day so we decided to keep the kids home from school and spend a night in Hills Hut up on Parsons Track. Overnight the snow fell as rain where we were and it was loud on the thin tin roof. I woke every hour or so to put […]