Scenes from the horse paddock

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Late afternoon the horses like to have a feed in the top paddock on the young green pick and clover. Meanwhile their home paddock gets a tidy, manure is collected, empty feeders are filled with hay, and the trough is filled with water.

On the wall of their shed hang toys, and out the back, posts for making gates for training, and tyres for stepping round. The old fence posts have weathered many seasons, and with the coming of summer the boys are losing their winter coats when brushed.

I reckon the horses are quite content.Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 17Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 1Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 5Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 19Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 11Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 4Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 12Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 10Oct 2014 OM2 Extreme100 RO9(1.100) stand 18

Taken with Olympus OM-2 on Extreme 100 and stand developed in RO9 (1:100) for 60 minutes.

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Barren Grounds wildflowers with Poppy’s Olympus OM-2

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This morning I visited Barren Grounds Nature Reserve to finish off a roll of Ultrafine Xtreme 100, that I had started yesterday, in my recently gifted Olympus OM-2.

It is a most wonderful present from my father-in-law who is in his 90’s. The Olympus OM-2 had been his treasured SLR that he had bought in the 1970’s.He wanted me to have it as he knew I was upset at having my Toyo and Nikkor lenses stolen, and importantly, am also an Olympus user.

I visited a nearby battery shop, bought some SR44s, and the OM-2 came to life.

Seems to me that it is working like a dream. This series was taken using a G Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 lens with a 20mm extension tube, and stand developed over lunch in RO9 (1.100).

No tripod was used in the taking of these pictures.

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Olympus Chrome Six – Here & There

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After a roll taken with my Olympus Chrome Six RIIB is developed, I usually find myself astounded by the quality of the images it produces.

The glass is clear and sharp, and the colour reproduction is exceptional. Often I use Reala or Ektar, but a few months ago I loaded a roll of Velvia 50. Although it has been with me regularly, I have only taken photos here and there as the light dictated.

I love this little folding camera!

Channel markers - Minnamurra

Channel markers – Minnamurra

Ripples - Lake Illawarra

Ripples – Lake Illawarra

Bherwerre dawn - Booderee NP

Bherwerre dawn – Booderee NP

Ferns and banksias - Booderee NP

Ferns & banksias – Booderee NP

Golden lake - Myall Lakes NP

Golden lake – Myall Lakes NP

Sunset on paperbarks - Myall Lakes NP

Sunset on paperbarks – Myall Lakes NP

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Spring equinox at White Tree Bay

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White Tree Bay, just around from Mungo Brush, is a quiet spot to camp out by the Broadwater in the Myall Lakes National Park. This camping ground has only a few sites, is protected from cold southerly winds, and is surrounded by aging paperbarks. It is just the spot to see the sundown go down behind the ranges near Buladelah across the far side of the lake around the equinox.

In the darks around new moon, sometimes, amateur fishermen net for prawns in the shallows nearby when the weather is warmer. Spring equinox is a sign in this part of paradise that days are getting longer than nights, the air is balmier, and the water warming.

Spring equinox

Spring equinox

Starlight

Starlight

Sept 2014 Yashica 635 TriX400 RO9(1.100)stand 3

Fallen feather

Matted roots

Matted roots

Broadwater at sundown

Broadwater at sundown

All photos taken with Yashica 635 on Kodak Tri-X 400, and stand developed in RO9 (1:100).

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Who said there is no colour in the bush?

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Early in September the wildflowers start to blossom at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve. It is a windswept plateau covered in dense thickets, but in spring comes alive with colour and bird life. On the day we were there it was overcast with occasional showers passing through. The only others around, apart from us taking photographs, were a few birdwatchers.

An elderly gent, in a couple passing by, seeing me taking photographs with my pinhole called out jovially from a distance, “Who said there is no colour in the bush?”

To which I agreed, “…because otherwise everyone would be here!”Sept 2014 Holga120WPC Ektar100 TetanalC41 2

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Taken with Holga-120WPC on Kodak Ektar 100 and developed in Tetanal C41 two bath rapid kit.

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A part of me is gone

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On Saturday morning I developed 6 sheets of film that I had taken over the previous week. Little did I know that over the weekend my treasured Toyo-View 45CF, tripod and most of my large format lenses would be stolen. These are probably the last photos I will ever have taken with “Toyo” unless it is recovered.

I am distraught that the camera I have learned large format photography with, and the lenses I had so carefully pursued and collected are gone.

During the last 18 months “Toyo” has been my life’s blood whilst I have been recovering from operations and major illnesses caused by cancer. I loved this camera so much simply because it helped me to see the world a little differently, and to get up and about into our great National Parks along the coast, escarpments and mountains near where I live. Many days were spent carrying…

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Mexican Fiesta

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For her 21st Birthday, my daughter Honi wanted a Mexican Fiesta. That meant of course plenty of margaritas, tequila, beer, fajitas, beans, guacamale, corn chips and sombreros. We hired a juke box, light show and a good time was had by all.

For this special occasion I loaded up the Wet Flash (Olympus AF-1) with Fuji Superia 400, that I later developed in the Tetanal C41 two bath rapid kit.

The Wet Flash is perfect for a party at night with its autofocus and instanteous ESP Quickflash with zero recharging time. It was a real find when I found it at the trash and treasure market in Dapto last year. The camera cost me less than the battery. Priceless!

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