Still Bellowing in the Night

Sinar Norma with repaired wide angle bellows and 75mm Super Angulon

Sinar Norma with repaired wide angle bellows and 75mm Super Angulon

This time to repair the Sinar wide angle bellows for use with a 75mm lens on the Sinar in preference to the Linhof. The Linhof is a great camera for use with standard or slightly long lenses at normal distances. For wide angle work or close ups the Linhof is an utter pain in the arse. However, the early Sinar WA bellows had a set of screw pins between the metal plates inside the bellows and the plastic end frame on the outside rear of the bellows. Over the years these pins caused the end frame to break at the pin insertion points

So today’s bellowing was to replace the end frame. Actually easier and neater that I expected. The rear frame of the 10×8″ bellows is aluminium, a much more sensible material

Stand Up for the Burrup, Burrub and the Pilbara in general

While international attention is being placed on the Burrup rock engraving, there is rock engraving being destroyed across the whole Pilbara mining plunderment (spell check does not like this)

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For a few more examples click on the image above. Previously I have withheld these images, but given the untrammeled destruction and removal (same thing) of this work I now make these images public in the hope I do not offend the descendents of their original makers. We are now at a time where I believe secrecy will not help keep these works in existence

Ocean and Beaches updated on website

I have just scanned and uploaded four new images from my coastal portfolios. These are continuing portfolios, but I seem to be coming closer to home for the work and will probably limit this work to a 200Km radius, as I hate driving

The main work from now on is the series of new Naked Portraits and Sculptural Nudes

Click on the images to go to my website pages to see more

Waychinicup, Western Australia

Waychinicup, Western Australia

Estuary, Bremer Bay Western Australia

Estuary, Bremer Bay Western Australia

 

Although I had previously dragged a 10×8″ camera down the cliff to the beach this image was made with the Linhof on a subsequent visit. This is partly as I can set up and focus a Linhof, complete with¬†Scheimpflug corrections, by feel with my fingers judging how much to pull the rear standard out. This has taken almost a lifetime to feel

Now to the darkroom to make some nice big prints

The Saturday Pic

Today’s pic’ is about what we have lost to remind us that we must preserve the tattered remnants of our once magnificent forests that survive, I assess about 4.8% of original south west Western¬† Australian forest cover remains. I have chosen a picture of diversity rather than a more obvious big trees pic’. Shown in this image are examples of most of the higher slope karri belt forest trees, including a banksia in the foreground. Lower down a slope there would be delights like bullitch and river banksia. Although the trees are fairly small they are diverse, without the monotony of “regenerated” forest, which has the visual excitement of Regency wallpaper

Now get ye to the Alexander Library at 3.00pm this afternoon

Made with Linhof STv, Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar lens and Kodak EPN. Image post scan processed in GIMP

John