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countrytowns:

Bowlo.

It is a common misconception that in Australia all that is required to be a town is a pub. In fact, a pub merely makes an otherwise empty bit of GABA* into a place: to be a town a place needs a lawn bowls club.

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* GABA: Great Australian Bugger All. Not to be confused with Gabba which is Aboriginal for “always bat first”.

Neal by Nikon F100 on Flickr.

Neal is another film shooter in Townsville. I have been slowly accumulating quite a collection of portraits of Neal, each taken with a different camera/lens combination. You can see them all here.

At Coffee Dominion.

Camera - Nikon F100
Lens - 50mm f/1.8 AFD
Film - Agfa Vista 400
Process - Unicolor kit

In Acland, Darling Downs, Qld.

This is the side of a shed. The shadow of the corrugated iron roof falls on the top of the boards. 

Acland is a ghost town, abandoned due to an encroaching coal mine. I am not sure if it is still there. I took this in 2009.

Camera - Fuji GW690 III
Lens - Fujinon 3.5/90 (fixed)
Film - Acros 100
Process - Rodinal 1+50.

also on Flickr

A few more quick shots from the recent daguerreotype workshop at Gold Street Studios.
Jerry Spagnoli in the top photo (in typical pose). Craig Tuffin in the bottom one.
All with Leica M3, Nokton 1.2/50, Tri-X, Xtol stock. A few more quick shots from the recent daguerreotype workshop at Gold Street Studios.
Jerry Spagnoli in the top photo (in typical pose). Craig Tuffin in the bottom one.
All with Leica M3, Nokton 1.2/50, Tri-X, Xtol stock. A few more quick shots from the recent daguerreotype workshop at Gold Street Studios.
Jerry Spagnoli in the top photo (in typical pose). Craig Tuffin in the bottom one.
All with Leica M3, Nokton 1.2/50, Tri-X, Xtol stock. A few more quick shots from the recent daguerreotype workshop at Gold Street Studios.
Jerry Spagnoli in the top photo (in typical pose). Craig Tuffin in the bottom one.
All with Leica M3, Nokton 1.2/50, Tri-X, Xtol stock.

A few more quick shots from the recent daguerreotype workshop at Gold Street Studios.

Jerry Spagnoli in the top photo (in typical pose). Craig Tuffin in the bottom one.

All with Leica M3, Nokton 1.2/50, Tri-X, Xtol stock.

My cousin, my friend, and my daughter. Three portraits I took in Canberra in August 2009. It’s hard to believe they are all from the same cassette of film.
Elizabeth’s portrait came out so sharp, Richard’s so grainy and Nikhilā’s so soft, 
Nikkormat FTn1.4/50 pre-AINeopan 400Rodinal
Also on flickr - Elizabeth, Richard, Nikhilā (pogonabarbata). My cousin, my friend, and my daughter. Three portraits I took in Canberra in August 2009. It’s hard to believe they are all from the same cassette of film.
Elizabeth’s portrait came out so sharp, Richard’s so grainy and Nikhilā’s so soft, 
Nikkormat FTn1.4/50 pre-AINeopan 400Rodinal
Also on flickr - Elizabeth, Richard, Nikhilā (pogonabarbata). My cousin, my friend, and my daughter. Three portraits I took in Canberra in August 2009. It’s hard to believe they are all from the same cassette of film.
Elizabeth’s portrait came out so sharp, Richard’s so grainy and Nikhilā’s so soft, 
Nikkormat FTn1.4/50 pre-AINeopan 400Rodinal
Also on flickr - Elizabeth, Richard, Nikhilā (pogonabarbata).

My cousin, my friend, and my daughter. Three portraits I took in Canberra in August 2009. It’s hard to believe they are all from the same cassette of film.

Elizabeth’s portrait came out so sharp, Richard’s so grainy and Nikhilā’s so soft, 

Nikkormat FTn
1.4/50 pre-AI
Neopan 400
Rodinal

Also on flickr - Elizabeth, Richard, Nikhilā (pogonabarbata).

Daguerreotype workshop at Gold Street Studios, Trentham East, Victoria.

L-R - Alex, Jerry, Michelle.

Camera - Leica M3
Lens - Voigtlander Nokton 1.2/35
Film - Kodak Tri-X @200
Process - Xtol stock

Also on flickr.

  1. Camera: Leica M3
  2. Focal Length: 35mm

Chestnut orchard.  

My first becquerel daguerreotype to turn out half okay.

Camera - Shenhao HZX45-IIA
Lens - Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-N 210mm 1:5.6
Medium - Daguerreotype, quarter plate
Process - Becquerel
Exposure - 8’30” at f/5.6
Flat bed scan. Contrast increased a little. 

Original plate is more gold than blue but the scanner made it blue so I left it that way. I haven’t cleaned the image up at all. 

also on flickr

  1. Camera: Shen Hao HZX45-IIA
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Focal Length: 210mm

Looking for light on Flickr.

Daguerreotypist, Jerry Spagnoli at Gold Street Studios, Trentham East, Victoria.

Camera - Leica M3
Lens - Voigtlander Nokton 1.2/35
Film - Kodak Tri-X @200
Process - Xtol stock

Cardwell, North Queensland.

One of my favourite places. I’d happily live here.

Camera - Mamiya 7
Lens - Mamiya N 43mm 1:4.5
Film - Fuji Acros 100
Process - Adonal 1+100 stand.

  1. Camera: Mamiya 7
  2. Focal Length: 43mm

Grey skies over the Tablelands. 

Atherton Tablelands, near Malanda.

Camera - Mamiya 7
Lens - Mamiya N 43mm 1:4.5
Film - Fuji Acros 100
Process - Adonal 1+100 stand.

Also on flickr.

  1. Camera: Mamiya 7
  2. Focal Length: 43mm