Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dusty day

Brisbane experienced an interesting weather "event" yesterday when an unusually large dust storm blew across town. I have never seen so many people out and about taking photographs during the usual lunch break.

I decided to head across the Victoria Bridge to see just how dusty things had become. Given I had the camera loaded with HP5+, I wondered how the images would look or whether it would just seem like a foggy morning in black and white ... you be the judge.

While I was on the Southbank side of the river I swung under the bridge and came up at the Art Gallery. I liked the pattern that the jacarandas make now that their trunks are becoming more substantial. It is sometimes funny that you see different things when the light is not what you come to expect.

While under the jacarandas I bumped (quite literally) into happy snapper who was carrying an old Pentax SLR. I wonder how his shots on BW400CN turned out. (om2n, zuiko 35mm f2.8, hp5+ @ 400)


Martin said...

Hey Boyd, great images, love that first one, particularly the manner in which the arching lamp-posts emphasise the vanishing point. I agree that b&w photography is a difficult medium to capture and clearly identify this phenomena. Gosh, wouldn't it have been great to capture individuals struggling up the street wearing surgical masks. There seemed to be so many of them wandering around Wickham Terrace on that day!

Ian said...

Just stumbled on your blog while randomly surfing. Nice to see someone else shooting B&W film in Brisbane! I thought I was just about alone... I was unable to get out in the dust storm, but I think the HP5 captures the mood well. I look forward to watching your blog.