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View To Mt Wellington, Battery Point—KODACHROME by Brett Rogers
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Battery Point contains some of the oldest dwellings in Hobart, and by extension, some of the oldest homes in Australia, as Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city after Sydney.

Hampden Road in Battery Point features several outstanding early 19th Century residences, as well as a number of other red bricks and small businesses. Narryna is an excellent example, being photographed at one point by iconic Australian photographer, Max Dupain. All lie beneath Mount Wellington, which dominates the city of Hobart, and which provided the new colony of Hobarton’s lifeblood, in the form of a regular water supply from its rivulets during its earliest times (and which continue to service the city today).

The view along Hampden Road towards Mount Wellington was captured with my Canon EOS RT SLR and Mark I 50mm f/1.8 EF lens.

Film was Kodak Kodachrome 64 transparency, exposed with the aid of some of Tasmania’s finest Winter sunshine during 2010.

The film was mailed to Dwaynes Photo in Parsons, Kansas, in late December 2010 for Kodak K-14 processing, just a few days before they shut down the world’s last remaining K-14 operation and, in the process, consigned Kodak’s most famous film of all to history.

As far as I’ve been able to establish, I was the last photographer in Tasmania, to expose a roll of Kodachrome.

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Copyright Brett Rogers 2010. All Rights Reserved.

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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  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01over 3 years ago

    Love the composition in this shot.
    Such a photogenic place, Battery Point…

  • Thanks Greg. Much appreciated mate.
    Regards,
    Brett

    – Brett Rogers

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Lissie, delighted, for sure.
    Regards,
    Brett

    – Brett Rogers

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in ‘Australian Capital Cities’

    You have captured the vibrancy and excitement of the city and it’s exactly the sort of work that we feel should be displayed in the featured section of a group on cities.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • What a wonderful surprise and such an honour. Thanks so much Graham, I’m absolutely delighted.
    Regards,
    Brett

    – Brett Rogers

  • sentimentum
    sentimentumover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much!
    Regards,

    – Brett Rogers

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    A fantastic shot Brett and love the lighting. My wife and I spent quite a bit of time walking sround Battery Point admiring all the beautiful old homes when we were there in 2009.

  • Thanks Ralph, very kind words you’ve offered. Winter in Tasmania can offer some amazing light even during the middle of the day (if I recall correctly, this was taken around 1.30 or 2.00pm). Luckily the film had just enough dynamic range to get a little shadow detail over on the right.

    As someone who moved to Hobart several years ago I guess I still look at the place through new eyes and like you, enjoy a chance to have a wander around the older parts of town. There’s history and interest everywhere one looks. Hope to see you down here again one day…
    Regards,

    – Brett Rogers

  • Derwent-01
    Derwent-01over 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much Greg, I’m honoured!
    Best,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

  • Dear Graham,
    thank you so much for this unexpected surprise. I’m honoured and totally delighted mate. Much appreciated, and please, accept my apologies for not responding sooner, I’m stoked!
    Best Regards,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 2 years ago

    I thought I’d commented on this one before, must have been on Facebook. Love the composition and wintry feel. Congrats on the feature, Brett.

  • Thank you Odille. You are, as always, so very kind. We have friends who own a bakery across the street, so the next time you’re in Hobart I will have to try to take you there, Battery Point is a very photogenic area. You’d be in your element!
    Best,
    -

    – Brett Rogers

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 2 years ago

    I’ll be coming down some time in Oct/Nov/Dec to house & Mum sit while Vicki and Tony trip off again. As Vicki is paying for my ticket the dates are her pick. I had hoped to get down during winter but it just didn’t happen. Now I have to work out how much camera gear I can squeeze in to the cases :)

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