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Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region landscape photography

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Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region coastline characterised by outcrops of granite. This particularly large massive boulder had a deep fissure running part way along its length. The threatening depth and angled geometry of the fissure combined with the neat layer of ocean just above it creates a visual incongruity. Adding to the drama […]

Tetenal E-6

Velvia 4×5 with Tetenal E-6 developed in Jobo processor

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Velvia 4x5 with Tetenal E-6 developed in Jobo processor

Last year I started experimenting with processing my own Velvia 4×5 with Tetenal E-6 rather than send them to a lab as I have done for many years. The truth is that I am currently using much less 4×5 colour than I did in the past and instead find myself using a lot more black […]

Tetenal E-6

Sandy Cove Cape Leeuwin Augusta Velvia 4×5 Tetenal

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Cape Leeuwin Augusta

A one shot processing technique for 4×5 velvia using tetenal E6 and optimal film chemistry capacity

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Velvia 4×5 tetenal E6 3 bath

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Orange Lichen Redgate Beach Margaret river region

Velvia 4×5 tetenal E6 3 bath process, an alternative to sending your chromes to the lab. This past week I have been trialing Tetenal’s 3 bath E6 process with 4×5 velvia. I must admit I had a little trepidation about undertaking a colour process. The last time I processed colour slide it was as a young […]

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Clematis flower Old Man’s Beard

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Clematis flower Old Man’s Beard. Yes it’s an odd name, but old man’s beard is a common name to describe the feathery tendril like appearance of the native clematis flower as it matures. This soft, fine structure is so delicate it literally blows away on the breeze. Luckily there was no breeze on the evening […]