A Spring scene from Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, well known for its spectacular displays of tulips.
This particular photograph was captured on the second, and last, of two rolls of Kodak Kodachrome 64 transparency film I exposed in and around Hobart, during Winter, Spring and Summer 2010, before the demise of the famous film.
Camera: 1959 Voigtländer Bessamatic 35mm SLR.
Lens: Voigtländer 50mm f/2.8 Color Skopar prime lens
Film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 35mm transparency
Processing: K-14 process courtesy of Dwaynes Photo.
The Bessamatic is a technically interesting SLR as it is one of relatively few 35 millimetre format SLRs fitted with a leaf shutter, and, together with the Contaflex, is surely one of the most reliable types. It is also exceptionally beautiful and exquisitely built, in the best Voigtländer tradition.
The exposed rolls of Kodachrome were mailed to Dwaynes Photo in Parson Kansas, USA, in late December 2010 for processing, just before they decommissioned the world’s last remaining K-14 Kodachrome processing laboratory.
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