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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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What I have tried to do is to single out subjects whilst still including them in the environment to have a bit of context to the candid portrait. For me this allows a story to be made by the viewer more easily, drawing on keys in the surrounds and subject to construct a solid story line for the main characters. Shooting much more on film than digital lately. Honing my skills and getting more comfortable with a number of cameras, I don’t think the camera has much of an effect on a final image, I just like the feeling.

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I am just a few clicks away from hitting 25000 shutter releases on my D7000. I know that anyone can hold down a shutter button and take thousands of frames, but for me, I think it marks an important milestone in my photography. I carry a camera with me as much as possible, almost every day. Whatever I see, I am constantly assessing it for composition, lighting, thinking about depth of field and making pictures has become a part of my thought process in daily life. I have noticed a lot of changes to how I approach taking pictures. I take far less frames of each subject now and pass up opportunities of capturing something if it will not achieve my vision of it, instead thinking of how to properly set it up later. I really want to make photography into a career. I am considering ditching my day job for part time work while I try to make it by myself, photography jobs are hard to come by. I’d really like to work in a studio with a bunch of other creative people, that is my dream. Anyways, here are a few pictures that I shot in my living room last night.

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Take care, thanks for reading!

Michael Jolliffe
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