Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

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Maris
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Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

Postby Maris » 13 Oct 2017, 11:23

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Iron Shed, Monaro Highway
Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilford VC FB photographic paper, image size 24.6cm X 19.5cm, from a 8x10 Kodak Plus-X negative exposed in a Bender double extension view camera fitted with a Repro-Claron 305mm f9 lens.
Australian vernacular corrugated iron is a visual treat.

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Re: Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

Postby Walter Glover » 13 Oct 2017, 15:37

Australian vernacular corrugated iron is a visual treat.


Amen to that, Maris, and I suspect Grant Mudford might heartily agree also..
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Re: Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

Postby Walter Glover » 13 Oct 2017, 15:42

Have I posted this previously? If so, I apologise;

ImageCorrugated Iron Church & Water Tank Black Springs by Walter Glover, on Flickr

Similarly:

ImageCrescent Cold Stores 72 8 by Walter Glover, on Flickr
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Re: Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

Postby Maris » 15 Oct 2017, 09:40

Good ones, Walter! The church is a perfect archetype of Australian corrugated combining the aesthetic and the pragmatic. Short of a massive bushfire a corrugated iron church will last forever with minimal maintenance.
That corrugated wall with all the tags and the dunny on the left has been up before - worth seeing again. Perfect timing on the skimming light!

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Re: Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

Postby Mick Fagan » 15 Oct 2017, 14:00

Maris, very nice cloudy bright conditions seem to have given you the perfect lighting for the corrugations of the shed, nice framing to boot. Something that corrugated iron sheds/buildings need, to look good.

With that lens on 8x10, do you have much room for movement?

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Re: Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

Postby Maris » 16 Oct 2017, 08:28

Mick, you see it right. It was cloudy bright but perishingly cold with a sharp breeze. The back of the shed afforded a bit of shelter so that's where the camera was set up. Framing strategy was the basic "get it all in". I didn't correct for verticals - wasn't sure if the shed was straight anyway. The lens covered 8x10 with some millimetres to spare. Later the shutter failed and I bought a nice (and heavy) Fujinon-W 300/5.6 as a replacement.

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Re: Iron Shed, Monaro Highway.

Postby Mick Fagan » 16 Oct 2017, 13:43

Thanks Maris.

Hmm, that 300 W is a big lens, about double the weight of my Fujinon 250 W f/6.3 and that isn't a small lens. I use the 250 on 4x5" so I have more room for movements than is possible on my cameras, which is nice to have.

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