GRAYnomad Nature Photography :: #00041 :: Grass Field & Webs

Grass Field & Webs :: Near Coolum, Sunshine Coast, QLD

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Grass Field & Webs
Near Coolum, Sunshine Coast, QLD

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Image #00041

I took this shot while driving down the Sunshine Coast Motorway early one morning, which just goes to show that you don't necessarily have to walk miles in the wilderness to find interesting landscapes to photograph.
There are dozens of spider webs strung between the grass stems but you can't really see them on the lo-res version, one of the limitations of the internet. Try using the magnifier to see them.

This kind of image is just made for a large format camera because it requires perfect focus from front to rear, something almost impossible to achieve with normal cameras.

With a large format camera you can tilt the lens to adjust the plan of focus which is the main reason the photos in wilderness calendars always look so incredibly sharp.

This was a very early photo, taken shortly after I bought the Tachihara at a time when I carried both B&W and colour film and often photographed a scene with both.

The two films had different ASA ratings and I forgot to change the meter between shots. The result was that the B&W was underexposed. To compound this I was using a public darkroom at the time and misread the development table so underdeveloped it as well.

Needless to say the neg was very thin and difficult to print. It needed a grade 5 paper and I also had to change the enlarger over to its condensor head to pick up even more contrast.

This negative pretty much sat in the too hard basket until I ditched my darkroom and started scanning my negs. In this case however, rather that scan the neg, I scanned the tranny and have now salvaged the photo.

Camera::Tachihara 5x4 field camera
Lens::210mm f5.6 Schnieder Symmar-S
Focal length::210mm
Image size::8700 x 5700 pixels (50Mpx)

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