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I am always a sucker for a Triumph twin, especially if it harks from their golden era of 1950 to 1970. I found this Thunderbird near Hobart a few weeks ago, and couldn’t resist taking a few shots. It sounded fabulous in the way that only older British bikes can, when its owner departed.

CAPTURE DETAILS
Camera: Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super BC 35mm SLR
Lens: Carl Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 Tessar prime
Film: ILFORD Pan F Plus ISO 50 @ EI 25
Processing Details: Developed in ILFORD ID-11 @20C 1:3; ILFORD Rapid Fixer
Other Information: A hand held image; incident light reading with Minolta Auto Meter III

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Tasmanian Brett Rogers captures landscape, cityscape, and architectural photographs in and around his home town of Hobart. He also provides quality black and white film processing services and tuition in traditional film photography.

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Comments

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot of a classic Brett

  • Thank you Carol. :) Time has been kind to their lines, hasn’t it. They look prettier than ever, I think.
    Best,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • James2001
    James2001almost 2 years ago

    Wonderful Brett. I see a few old Bonneville’s running around here every now and then. I would love an old 70’s Norton Commando one day.

  • Hi James,
    it’s good to hear from you, you have been a little quiet lately. Hope you are all very well. Thanks for your comment, the backdrop was somewhat cluttered but I opened the lens up, used the bike itself to hide as much as I could of what was behind it, and did my best!

    I think the Commandos are wonderful, too. I would quite love a 750 or 850 roadster myself. They have the most fantastic exhaust note—even better than a Ducati running Contis, which is saying something as I’ve had some of those! The Thunderbird sounded pretty sweet when it departed, although more subdued than one of the big Nortons it was very easy on the ear. I always fancied a 68-70 Bonneville, too, amongst others, they were the high point in my view. They used to be dirt cheap, once. Not any more!
    Best,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

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