Windang wheels

Windang Island sits just beyond the mouth of Lake Illawarra. At low tide it is possible to walk out to the island over a narrow sand bar or isthmus which becomes submerged at high tide in a big swell and storms. In a Dreaming story, Windang Island is an abandoned canoe used by the Thurawal…

[raulpc] week 27 – more 4×5

I love large format photography, the fun of using those cameras, the level of detail, the slow pace… here with my Graflex Crown Graphic, on a Schneider Apo-Symmar 180mm, FP4 developed in PMK, looking down on a portuguese village, Castelo de Vide… made 4 sheets, this one was the best!  

[raulpc] week 8 – one large

February and the heart of winter… and sometimes we look outside and the light strikes along, with that sky and high clouds… looking out the window and grabbing a sheet film holder with one last 4×5 tmax inside… the featured image was exposed the previous misty morning somewhere near… the place is Abrantes, a small…

[raulpc] week 3 – 6×17

I always had this dream camera, those special 6×17 cameras! But they were always too expensive to buy, new or used, even today. After all these years, this year summer end, out of nowhere, I decided: I am going to build a 6×17 camera! I am not very resourceful but I can manage around the…

Week 0: Urban Hafner [Introduction]

Hello there! Although it’s technically already week 1 since a few days, using the “Week 0” moniker seems to be the current “code” for the introductory posts. So I guess I’ll have to get over my urge to use what everyone else uses. đŸ˜‰ Anyway … my plan for 2016 is quite a big one.…

Shells

All photos taken with Chamonix 045F1, Rodenstock Ysaron 75mm and Apo-Sironar-S 150mm lenses, on Fomapan 100 film, and developed in a mix of Xtol(1.3)+paRodinal(1.160).

Spring turns to summer

Indolence tracks its weary feet into long hot languid days to find its natural repose in the shade. Flowers shrivel, and bush undergrowth starts to dry after a few scorching days. Moisture quickly disappears, and if the heat continues, soon the forest will look parched. Summer means spring days spent looking for wildflowers have come…

Queensland

Queenslanders have always seemed a little different. There is Queensland, and then there is the rest of Australia. I remember visiting in the early 1980’s and being in a bank. When the teller rang my branch in Victoria, and started by saying, “Good morning, this is Queensland calling!” On the rugby field their state team…

Love

‘Cause how many times can you wake up in this comic book and plant flowers? – Rodriguez Flowers have their own personalities. Whenever I chance upon fuchsia heath I am reminded of a ballet, and see a chorus line of bells dancing along a twig. Daisies always look rather quaint, never out of place, and…

Ubiquity

“A man is ‘called’ to nothing, and has no ‘calling’, no ‘destiny’ as little as a plant or a beast has ‘calling.’ The flower does not follow the calling to complete itself, but it spends all its forces to enjoy and consume the world as it can – it sucks in as much of the…

Monsters lurk, gargoyles peer

Monsters lurk in shadows, filtered by memories and imaginings out of the light. In some places gargoyles peer from their perches. Across dank damp walls lichens spread their crusty textures. Mossy ferns drape rocks ready to spout seed into the moisture laden humus beneath. A stalk grows quickly on a rock face, standing erect like…