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Went on a hike Saturday morning from Perry’s Lookdown to Blue Gum Forest in the Blue Mountains. I decided to leave my tripod in the car as it was pouring rain, the tripod is pretty heavy and the track is hard grade, being steps down a cliff into the valley then back up. I was determined to go however, the conditions meant it was quite dark, i was unsure if i would be able to shoot the xpan. I had the 30mm with the center corrective filter, the widest aperture is f5.6, with the center filter it is effectively an f8 or so. I decided to load hp5 and push to 1600 in development to be able to give me a usable shutter speed range of 15th – 30th/sec due to the available light. I thought that i might not be able to achieve much but shot two rolls before i was forced to pack away the cameras from being drowned. I’m glad that i didn’t give up, here are some shots from the two rolls i shot. Developed in xtol stock for 13mins.


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The Dolls of Newtown, Sydney.

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I look at things to strip back to a clean minimalist form. Composition in black and white helps clear clutter in my photos and with contrast I can further direct the eye around the photograph. I think black and white lends itself to a pleasing candid and nostalgic mood.

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Set my alarm to 4.20am this morning to get down to Bondi beach in time for sun rise. Very overcast so no great colourful sunrise but the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition is visiting at the moment so I wasn’t too upset. Here is a few shots of some of the sculptures. After about 20 minutes there were crowds already starting to build and photographers everywhere, everyone was taking turns and not walking in front of anyone’s camera which was really nice. I know that a million photos of these sculptures are out there but I hope I added a little of my style to make them my own.

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