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November-18-09

Wheelchairs, Trains and Boats

Posted by Pete under Film

A while back I got to test out Sydney’s public transport system for disabled access on a day trip to Manly with the young bloke, his grandparents and a visiting Pommie cousin. My conclusions are at the end.

Meanwhile, starting off with some expired Fuji 100 Acros, feeling a bit sea sick on the train…

Trained Kid
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April-29-09

Windows on the World

Posted by Pete under Film, One Shot a Roll

 

Windows on the World

Circular Quay, Sydney. Leica M6 TTL with 90/2 ‘cron on Ilford HP5 Plus @ 1600 in Microphen.

I was invited to submit some photos to the local Festival of the Arts exhibition this year and scored another highly commended for this one which I found surprising. In a sea of photoshopped ‘illustrations’ it’s good to see an old school film shot nearly get up, and street photography to boot! Then again, maybe they thought it was photoshopped because of the nasty vignette (not as pronounced in the original)!

 

I was told the judges took their time deliberating because of the slight angle I shot it at. Others would spend three minutes to ‘correct’ it in photoshop but that’s not how I captured it and besides, Aperture already does too much!

Of course, a photoshopped shot I did submit barely rated a second glance. All the HDR’s won. It’s a funny old world!