Noosa Bushfire, Aftermath

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Maris
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Noosa Bushfire, Aftermath

Postby Maris » 01 Aug 2023, 11:07

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Noosa Bushfire, Aftermath.
Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilford MG IV VC FB photographic paper, image size 19.5cm X 24.6cm, from a 8x10 Kodak Tmax 400 negative
exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens.

The ground is still warm and the fire continues to smoulder in the distance. My wooden camera is safe from ignition because a fireproof aluminium tripod keeps it above the embers.

Mick Fagan
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Re: Noosa Bushfire, Aftermath

Postby Mick Fagan » 14 Aug 2023, 15:24

Quite hard to depict bushfires with B&W film, unless things are really scorched or there is smoke rising.

You have both of those elements, and the sparseness of the smouldering landscape gives this a further kick.

Fireproof aluminium, interesting. Does it go straight from solid to liquid? We had to replace an old steel fireproof door with a new timber fireproof door in the early 80's as fire regulations for volatile liquid storage were upgraded. The steel apparently would only last around 1 hour, whereas the wooden door lasted 2 hours.

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Re: Noosa Bushfire, Aftermath

Postby Maris » 18 Aug 2023, 10:38

Thanks Mick. It was a controlled burn on a still winter's day. The hard part was enduring the ribbing I got from the fire crew watching the scene.


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