Reach no more... Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires on the horizon. Anyway, I decided to stop in a national park along our drive to take a quick respite from being cooped up in the car. There was some really interesting landscapes here. Having the little man with me didn't allow me too much freedom to explore, but I did get of a couple of quick snaps.
Earlier in the day I had finished a roll of kodak hd400 in this camera and had decided to load a roll of Ilford PanF 50, as I remembered my mate Boris talking about how great it was for hot, bright summer days, especially if stand dev'd in Rodinal. Considering it was a 38 degree day here it was probably a good choice. This was shot using spot metering, though I did switch to zone metering after this and that did result in more blown out highlights, so mental note to self shoot this spot metered for best results I believe.
This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.
Patience - life reminds me of this valuable principle often. It can be liberating to strip your conscious worries of the perception of time. To dream in an infinite reality and experience the wholeness of everything. To be one with rocks and water and sky in a timeless way - aware and appreciative of their present yet always changing states.
Malachite and chrysocolla, can you name a better duo? I’ll wait.. these minerals on their own are well known for their amazing colors! When you put them together you get something really special!😍 the rich green color in this specimen is the malachite! While the lightning blue is chrysocolla! Together these two minerals make quite the specimen! To me, it looks like the surface of some alien planet👽