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August 2008





Put a roll of Konica Minolta Centuria pro 400 in my Pentacon Six TL to photograph my niece and nephew over the weekend.


Visited my brother and his family for almost a week. I took my Pentacon Six gear.


Finished off the roll of CT400.

Andrew drove us to Olympic park, where a football game was being played by two waring tribes. Up one end of Olympic boulevardm is a water feature and a jetty-like platform leading over a small body of water.

I finished the roll of CT400 that was still in my Pentacon, then put in a roll of Fujifilm Provia 400X and shot it at EI 1600. We photographed the water feature and the line of lights leading up past the Olympic stadium.

I then put in a roll of Fujifilm NPZ 800 (220) and got some more shots as we walked up next to the stadium. Most of the photos were useless though. I didn't know (or realise!) until recently that NPZ is high contrast.


Didn't do much at all.


With Andrew at work I took the train into the Sydney CBD. I finished the roll of NPZ 800 with some interior shots of the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and then Central station. However, I only got a few shots of Central, because the broken frame counter makes it difficult to know where I'm up to with a roll of film.


Andrew drove us to North Sydney at night to take photos from one of the overpasses above the Bradfield highway. I put in a roll of Fujifilm Provia 400X and took a bunch of long-exposure shots of car lights going to, and coming from, Sydney Harbour Bridge.

We then drove down beside the bridge and got some photos of it, as well as the Opera House and CBD skyline. Unfortunately I had only brought the one roll of 120 film. I had finished it at the overpass but I still tried to get a few shots of the bridge. This is the first time I've used 120; the shortness compared to 220 is something I will have to get used to. Especially with the broken frame counter leading to lost shots at the end of a roll.