Paperbark roots Walpole: located about 400km south of Perth, on the south coast, surrounded by magnificent karri and tingle forests, several rivers and two large inlets, Walpole Inlet and Nornalup Inlet.
Paperbark Roots Walpole
Ready to hang
Framed Aluminium – graphite 74.5cm x 61.5cm
40x50cm Hand Printed Silver Gelatin Print, window mounted behind clear acrylic sheet
Signed, numbered, 1 of Edition of 10
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This photograph was made in the few remaining minutes of daylight. In the dusk, I was struggling to focus and compose an image on the ground glass screen. Not only is the image upside down, but it is back to front as well. To make things worse the image is dark because the largest lens aperture I could use was F6.8. You can get faster 90mm lenses, but they have larger lens elements and therefore more glass. They can be substantially heavier, an issue you must consider when hiking with your camera.
Part of the process of composition in landscape photography is to find order within what we perceive to be disorder, and this tangle of entwined roots certainly provided an enjoyable challenge. About hand made silver prints.
90mm Grandagon lens, exposure time approx 120 seconds, with Wista 4×5 on Kodak 400 TMax.