Northern Clock Face—Government House, Hobart by Brett Rogers

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Northern Clock Face—Government House, Hobart by 

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Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 12.0" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 20.0" x 30.0"


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Another image from the official open day at the Vice-Regal residence Government House Hobart in February 2012, this time from the North side. This was one of the first opportunities I had to try out my newly-acquired Carl Zeiss f/4 85mm Pro-Tessar telephoto lens for my various Zeiss Ikon Contaflice SLRs. Although the 85mm does not have quite as much “pull” as the 115mm Pro-Tessar, sometimes you do not need so much for landscape work, and the minimum focus distance of the 85mm lens is rather less. It promises to be a very useful addition to my Contaflex kit bag and will be more suitable for portrait use as well.

Capture Details
Camera: 1970 Zeiss Ikon Contaflex S 35mm SLR
Lens: Carl Zeiss 85mm f/4 Pro-Tessar & Carl Zeiss UV Filter
Film: Kodak Tri-X Pan ISO 400
Tripod and cable release used
Developed in Ilford ID-11 developer 1:3 @ 20C 19 minutes
Ilford Ilfostop stop bath
Ilford Rapid Fixer
Ilfotol wash
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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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  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    Sounds like you have quite a kit Brett! Good on you for keeping old school….Can’t beat film and while I can only dream of being able to develop my own film…you do! I am envious!

  • Hi Carol,
    it’s really not hard to do. A helping hand is always good to start with but you’d be surprised how easy B&W is to do at home and an minimum of equipment is required. $150 would easily set you up with all the equipment and chems needed to process. Perhaps the biggest cost is a scanner to digitise the films, or of course trad darkroom for prints will enable you to print but not to share on line. I will probably set up a darkroom one day but am hybrid at present; shoot; process; scan; edit (minimal adjustments) and share or print.

    I spent an enjoyable, if unseasonably hot, day with Kylie Sheahan in February taking her through the film process—from loading a Mamiya C220 medium format twin lens reflex, like the one in Rick’s photos in this discussion (see here for one of my shots with one) all the way to teaching her to develop her own film. I know Hobart is a long way from Queensland—but if you can get down here any time—consider this an invitation to do likewise with me, and take out a Hasselblad or a Rollei (or a Contaflex!) and experience the delights of vintage equipment and the surprisingly good results they can still achieve.

    These are not my photos, but my Contaflex kit is very similar to this one only more so (I own a dozen or so different bodies). The film magazine backs are an especially cool feature of the system, as although these are quite common for medium format SLRs, they are almost unheard of for 35mm cameras. They enable me to change from B&W to, say, colour transparency or colour neg without losing a single frame of film and quality of this German kit is breathtaking.

    Other cameras I have and use include the Bessamatic from Voigtlander; I am in the process of repairing a rare and desirable Tele Rolleiflex and have many other cameras (between forty and fifty—I think) to play with or repair.

    I actually need to spend a day taking some decent pics of many of my cameras, because if I did, I think I would have enough material for a pictorial series all by itself…
    Thanks for all your great comments—I really appreciate them!

    – Brett Rogers

  • Geoff Dodd
    Geoff Doddalmost 3 years ago

    I love getting trees to do the framing for you! It’s so classic and elegant. Well spotted.

  • Thank you Geoff. There were many, many people wandering the grounds on the day, so it was necessary to use a bit of lateral thinking to avoid them, and this angle was also a way of making a couple of shots that eliminated them from the frame. I went to a bit of trouble to minimise any merging of the flag and the branches, and to try to capture a moment when the flag was unfurled. It’s the details that help sometimes.
    Appreciate your great comment mate

    – Brett Rogers

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