[raulpc] week 26 – 4×5 Provia 100F

Taking the long look this 26th week, with my Calumet armed with the Nikkor T ED 600mm, bellows stretched up to the limit. On 4×5 it means 150mm on 35mm format. And it’s absolutely marvelous to look at in the ground glass!    

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…

Eternities voices

Lately I find myself pondering eternity. For me eternity is neither nothingness or void. Nor do I find myself abjectly contemplating a Nietzschean eternal recurrence of this life by daily sublimation and surrender to the possibility of endless reincarnation. With the Kantian destruction of ontological arguments for the proof of a god whose existence relies…

Plenitude

Every day we stand at the edge of uncertainty, but spring and its impact on circadian rhythms brings forth plenitude. The longer days encourage plants to shoot, flowers to bloom, animals to multiply, and assures our existence with the promise of an abundant harvest. On the edge of a tilled field it is not hard…

Weeds

There are times when I fall into a deep reverie floating through ideas, or slip into an almost trance like state listening to music, losing all sense of time, space and place. This can be quite awkward sometimes. Not knowing how one has arrived somewhere, but having an awareness that it might have just been…

Even more tiny flowers

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve has become my regular haunt this year. If the weather improves a little next weekend, I might head further south looking for flowers. This series was taken with my Chamonix 045F1 View Camera and Rodenstock Ysaron 75mm lens. As these macro photos are taken in the wild, I aim for a…

More tiny flowers

Another week into spring, and more wildflowers have started to bloom at Barren Grounds. Some of my favourites are now starting to appear – the paper daisies, pink swamp heath, and the first of the drumsticks. Elsewhere the bronzy boronia is creating a pink hue across the landscape. All photos taken in the wild using…

Momentary joys

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…

Behind Gerroa

Driving along the road to Black Head through Gerroa, we happened to see a sign between two houses saying Pathway. Behind Gerroa, and down this track were rolling hills meeting the sea, and black cliffs, beyond a rocky cove. We ventured along the beach, until we reached the shelf beneath the cliff. Every so often…

Point Perpendicular Lighthouse

By chance I learnt that Point Perpendicular Lighthouse would be open for visitors on August 15 to celebrate International Light & Lightships Weekend. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1993 and replaced by an automated, solar powered light, on a steel lattice tower. The new light has none of the beauty or romance of the original…