Contrasts – Velvia 50 Xpro

52 rolls

I live near the sea on a thin coastal strip behind which there is a sheer escarpment which rises over 1500ft. We have rainforests from mountains down to the sea, and thick bush on the escarpment, which also serves as a water catchment for Sydney. Recent bushfires tore through the escarpment, but it is springing back to life. The nearby ocean always provide opportunities for photography whether it is hot, balmy or stormy. Our environment is full of contrasts.

During the last week I developed several rolls of film, but particularly liked the colours of the cross processed Velvia 50, whether in new leaf growth in the forest, shells under water at the tidal edge, or an early morning sunrise. These photos were taken using my Olympus OM-1 with Zuiko f/1.4 50mm lens and extension tubes as required. The film was cross processed using the Tetanal C41 Two Bath Rapid…

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