"Surge" ∞ Currumbin, QLD - Australia by Jason Asher

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Sunrise at Currumbin, QLD – Australia.

This was my very first shoot with the new medium format camera back in September – pretty exciting! However, I made the fatal mistake of trying to compose my images with the standard waist-level viewfinder (rather than the prism I had bought) for this shoot, and found I couldn’t see what I was composing 90% of the time due to the pre-dawn light (or lack thereof!). I think I had about a 1 degree angle in which I could actually see some image in the ground glass!

Because of this I didn’t hold very high hopes for my first shoot with medium format, but I was pleasantly surprised when I got the slides back to see that 4 of the 10 images I shot are actually quite nice. More to come soon!

Shot on Velvia 50 transparency film with a Mamiya RB67, 50mm C lens, B+W polariser and Lee filters.

Featured in High Quality Images – September 2012
Featured in Colour & Light – November 2011
Featured in The Landscapes of Our World – November 2011

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherover 2 years ago

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 2 years ago

    G’day Jason… Love the title mate, the water surge water water really draws the eye in buddy and the color of the scene really brings it life, top work mate, very well done :)

  • Cheers Shannon, appreciate the comment mate – quite glad you like it ! :D

    – Jason Asher

  • Laura  Knight
    Laura Knightover 2 years ago

    Well done….the light captured at a perfect moment…..

  • Thanks Laura :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image Jason.
    So tell me mate. Having talked up the benefits of medium format, and then some, to you. What did you think when you got the first roll of Velvia 6×7 back from the lab? Was it as good as you expected?

    I have an old 6×9 Voigtlaender folder I still take out occasionally. I keep threatening to put a roll of Velvia in it. One of these days I should. The old uncoated lens would help to tame some of Velvias contrast and the prospect of a 6×9 frame of Velvia is tantalising!

  • Cheers Brett! Mate pretty much just as I had expected, glorious detail and just looking at the larger negs is a treat of it’s own, it’s almost like I’m not even fussed about scanning them to show them off, I just like looking at them.. and I haven’t even got a projector! My grandfather had an old 6×9 voigtlander folder back in the 60’s apparently, probably a very similar model! I’d be very, very curious to see your results! (I suppose I’d be hoping for a bit much if it had a filter thread? haha!)

    Glad you like the shots Brett, I’m hoping I have some much better images with the RB to come in a couple of weeks when I get into the shots from the NSW trip.

    – Jason Asher

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush
    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 2 years ago

    A really beautiful image Jason!

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 2 years ago


  • sunscapes
    sunscapesover 2 years ago

    Nice work mate, I like the squarer crop for something different!

  • Cheers again S! These actually aren’t cropped, they’re original scans of 6×7 MF film :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Actually I tell a lie, they ARE cropped to 4×5, but it crops just about perfectly and only a small slither of edge is lost :)

    – Jason Asher

  • BKSPicture
    BKSPictureover 2 years ago

    Like the mood in this shot.
    + Its taken with a great camer :)

  • Thanks mate, and it sure is – I love the RB! More to come :)

    – Jason Asher

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