Sekonic L758D

Sekonic L758D and the Zone System

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4 readings displayed approx -2 to +3 indicating an exposure of 1/350th at F11 200ISO

Sekonic L758D and the Zone System: a quick guide explaining how to measure the contrast range of a scene to determine a Zone System exposure. I am assuming general knowledge of the Zone System not covered here. There are some excellent references in my Film Resource Kit available to all my subscribers. For information about […]

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Paperbark Tree Walpole Nornalup Australia

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Paperbark tree Walpole Nornalup Australia

Walpole Nornalup National Park Paperbark tree, photographed near Walpole reflects the tranquility on a quiet afternoon. Everything was still which is unusual. It’s right near the coast where you can hear the sound of the southern ocean’s pounding waves in the distance. Although there was no breeze where I stood, late afternoon clouds move across […]

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Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Inlet Western Australia

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Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Australia

Karri forest Walpole on the Nornalup Inlet. One of the more unusual locations where you find a small section of beach and karri forest up to the water’s edge. The Nornalup Inlet at Walpole has many moods, wild and woolly when those southerlies come blasting through, peaceful calm to misty and mysterious. There are two […]

Exhibitions

Film Workshop Heathcote Gallery learn to develop film

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film workshop Alex Bond Photography Exhibition

Last Sunday at Heathcote Museum & Gallery I conducted a film workshop offered during the course of my exhibition “dissociation”. We started by making a 4×5 exposure inside the gallery of the workshop participants, using my 4×5 field camera and a wide lens. The exposed negative was then transferred to a daylight tank and processed, during which the development […]

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Flowing water Margaret River detail Western Australia

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Flowing water Margaret River Western Australia

Flowing water Margaret River detail is a 16x20in hand printed silver gelatin print. The image is from an area along the banks of the Margaret River that I have visited frequently since childhood. During the drier months the dark granite boulders of the river bed protrude above the water. At this spot and an ancient marri […]

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Paperbark roots Walpole Nornalup Western Australia

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Paperbark roots Walpole Nornalup Western Australia

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. This photograph was made in the few remaining minutes of daylight, with me struggling to focus and compose an image on the ground glass […]

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Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach tidal patterns Margaret River Region

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Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach is close to Margaret River and is a popular location for learning to surf. It lies just south of the beach, snaking its way behind marram covered sand dunes as it makes a path towards the Indian Ocean. At the brook’s […]

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Swamp sheoaks hesperantha falcatta Canning River Perth Western Australia

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Swamp sheoaks and hesperantha falcatta

Swamp sheoaks hesperantha falcatta Canning River, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin- sold. Swamp sheoaks hesperantha falcatta grow in the low lying moist areas around the Canning River, Perth. The sheoaks trunks range in colour from a dull brown to a dull grey, depending upon the season, and are marked with bright white flecks and […]

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Paperbarks Margaret River Wallcliffe Western Australia

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Margaret River Australia

Paperbarks Margaret River, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin Paperbarks Margaret River this wonderful stand of old paperbarks are located near Wallcliffe House, on the banks of Margaret River. This image was made just weeks before the Margaret River fires razed the Prevelly Park region in November 2011, resulting in the loss of many homes and […]

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Walking dog Canning River Perth Australia

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Man walking dog Canning River Regional Park Australia

Walking dog Canning River Perth, hand printed 11×14 inch baryta based silver gelatin print Walking dog Canning River Canning River Perth. There are several good pathways plus two pedestrian bridges within the Canning River Regional Park. In the early morning and evenings the pathways are popular with local residents exercising their pets. This image was […]