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Two Trees on Mt Sturgiss  Morton National Park
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Two Trees on Mt Sturgiss
Morton National Park

This is one of the first decent images I ever made with my Tachihara 4x5 field camera. In 1995, Rob Gray and I hiked in to the Styles Creek area from Newhaven Gap, and then made the slightly perilous scramble up onto Mt Sturgiss.

It's taken with a very wide angle lens (65mm - equivalent to about a 19mm lens on a 35mm-frame camera), which only just covered the 4"x5" frame. I was just getting the hang of large-format photography at the time, and the technical quality of the negative won't win any prizes, but I still like the composition. You can see there's quite a bit of falloff in the corners, which I've partially corrected, and the whole negative is a bit thin.

Rob also got a great shot from about the same spot, but using a very different field of view.

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  • Two Trees on Mt Sturgiss