Ross in central Tasmania is, in my opinion, probably the prettiest little town I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Set just a kilometre off the main highway running between north and south, it’s conveniently located roughly half way between Hobart and Launceston, and any visitors to Tasmania are well advised to break their journey at this little piece of beautifully preserved convict history.
The centrepiece of the villages extensive 19th Century heritage is undoubtedly its exquisite sandstone bridge, constructed in 1836, and the third oldest surviving bridge in Australia (the oldest, of course, also being in Tasmania, at historic Richmond in the states south).
Designed by architect John Lee Archer, the bridge features intricate carvings by convicts Daniel Herbert and James Colbeck, who were subsequently pardoned as a result of their efforts.
I made this image in Autumn 2012 during a day trip to Launceston.
Camera: Circa 1937 Voigtländer Bessa 6×9 medium format scale focus folding camera.
Lens: Voigtländer 110mm Voigtar f/4.5.
Film: ILFORD Pan F Plus ISO 50 black & white roll film @ ISO 25 Exposure Index.
Tripod and self timer used.
Processed in ILFORD ID-11 developer @ 20C for 13.5 minutes; ILFOSTOP stop bath; fixed in ILFORD Rapid Fixer and; rinsed with ILFOTOL wash aid.
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