27 Dec 2014

Two tracks

Two tracks.Just a few kilometres apart. First up-a walking track in the local Wyrrabalong National Park through thick gum trees (eucalypts) photographed a few weeks ago after a long period without rain.The dry gum tree leaves are thick on the ground and the trees themselves look very dry.The ground is dusty and the grass and scrub are parched.Ideal conditions for a fierce bushfire.
The photo was taken on the Hasselblad 500 film camera using a 80mm Zeiss Planar lens on Kodak Tri-X film l.I scanned the negative on an Epson flat bed scanner and made absolutely no correction to it apart from a small adjustment to the exposure and the warm toning.It is as close to an analogue or film photo as I can make it.Although it is not a colour photo it may as well be because that is what this scene looked like-brown and dry.

Second track through the dunes to Avoca Beach last week.Pure Australian summer.Saturated colours and the smell and sound of the sea.Leica X1.

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