Myself and Martin Canning left Brisbane early on the 1st Jan 2014, we were heading for the Gold Coast to capture the first dawn of 2014. I had naturally packed a few rolls of film, my two camera bags and my main tripod. Since shooting film again I have rediscovered a love for ‘simple landscape photography’ nothing too technical. I’ve often thought about shooting the waves breaking over Currumbin rock, but I could never get the image to feel right until I looked through my 90mm Fotoman viewfinder!
Gear used to capture the image:
- Fotoman 617 Film Camera.
- Schneider 90mm f/5.6 Lens.
- Schneider Center Spot Filter.
- Velvia 50 120 Film.
- f22 @ 1/2 second.
Behind the image:
Here I am right at the time I opened the shutter and captured the image above. I love shooting with friends as it allows us to photograph what goes on behind the action. I was waiting for the waves to break over the rocks, and I had to make sure both my camera bags were safe. The best thing about shooting film is not knowing if I got the shot I wanted until weeks or months later.