Momentary joys

52 rolls

After days of torrential rain in the last week of winter, spring is now upon us.

In our garden the apricot, plum and apple are blossoming, and on the nearby escarpment at Barren Grounds, the first of the wildflowers are blooming.

Just in time for spring, and macro flower photography, a package arrived containing a Rodenstock Ysaron 75mm lens in a Polaroid Prontor shutter. After fitting it to a spare lensboard, I first made a few photos in the yard with some peace roses and apricot blossom, before venturing into the bush.

Maybe it is the time of year, but on developing the film and seeing the negatives, I was overjoyed with the results. In the wild, flowers only stay still momentarily.

Joy Joy

Love Love

Apricot blossom Apricot blossom

Dillwynias Dillwynias

In the wild In the wild

All photographs were taken with my Chamonix 045F1 View Camera, and Rodenstock Ysaron 75mm lens, on Fomapan 100 film, which…

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