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Government House—Hobart, Tasmania by Brett Rogers

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Photographed on Sunday 5th February 2012 at the conclusion of the official open day celebrating the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

The image was made with my Rolleiflex 2.8C twin lens reflex on Fuji Neopan Acros 100 black and white. The Rollei is a medium format camera producing 6×6 format images on roll film, and is fitted with a Schneider Xenotar 80mm f/2.8 taking lens. The Rollei was set on a tripod for this exposure and the shutter was released with the aid of a cable to eliminate vibration. Film processed in ILFORD ID-11 developer and ILFORD Rapid Fixer.

The detail in this medium format image is best previewed in the LARGE size.

Copyright Brett Rogers 2012. All Rights Reserved.
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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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  • James2001
    James2001almost 3 years ago

    Brett, Beautiful shot and wonderful detail. James

  • Thanks so much, James. Snowdon took a similar shot in 1980 when he visited Tasmania (on Kodachrome or Ektachrome, by the look of it). It’s a shot I very much like, so I was mindful of any opportunity to make an image of the front of the House from the main drive. Of course under the circumstances there were literally thousands of people on hand! I stayed around until after the official ending time of 4PM, and the staff were very gracious and let me tarry long enough to make one or two last photos late in the day when I was almost the last to leave. I think it paid off, however I confess to being desperate to get in to the grounds again when there are less people wandering around, it’s a spectacular property.

    – Brett Rogers

  • Mark Batten-O'Donohoe
    Mark Batten-O'...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you so very much Mark, to be included in this set is an honour in itself, and it is always a wonderful surprise if a shot is selected. There was a lot of patience and finger-tapping needed to nail this one, because every time it looked like I would nearly get a clean run at the front of the building, someone, or something, would intrude. The grounds are only open once a year or so and it was not like I could try again next week, so there was certainly a degree of tension, and no little impatience. I was about ready to give up and depart when I got a few seconds grace and got this shot! The feature makes it all worthwhile…Thanks again!
    Best Regards,

    – Brett Rogers

  • RedMann
    RedMannover 2 years ago

    Great shot – love the detail in medium format work. Worth the wait.

  • Thanks so much—your comment is sincerely appreciated!
    Best Regards,

    – Brett Rogers

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • Thank you Tracy, I appreciate you taking a moment to leave such a kind comment.
    Best Regards,

    – Brett Rogers

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