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"Living the Dream" ∞ Mount Barney, QLD - Australia by Jason Asher

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Taken at Mount Barney, QLD – Australia. It’s amazing what sounds you start to notice when such a peaceful, quiet area takes a hold of you.

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

Featured in Queensland’s South East – February 2012
Featured in The Tropical Zone – February 2012

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living the dream, mount, mt, mount barney, mt barney, barney, farm, farms, rural, country, gate, fence, landscape, pond, lake, countryside, clear day, blue skies, clouds, cloud, 120, medium format, 6x7, mamiya, rb67, film, velvia, velvia 50, analogue, transparency film, reversal film

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

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    This is first class photography Jason! Brilliant stuff!!!!

  • Thanks for the awesome comment Carol! Very reassuring :)

    – Jason Asher

  • jasimages
    jasimagesover 2 years ago

    Mate, this is sensational. I love your seascape style, but this for me is the bomb mate. Well done.

  • Cheers Jase, really appreciate it mate! I was hoping I might be on the right track with this! :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersover 2 years ago

    My goodness! I was looking at a sky like that a few days ago thinking it was a transparency sky; just could not stop at the time. Nothing does blue skies and fluffy white clouds, quite like Fujichrome. The landscape is gorgeous, too, Jason, but it’s almost superfluous for me!

    How good would this look projected??
    Regards
    Brett

  • You’re not wrong mate – nothing does skies like Velvia…. this transparency looks incredible rich on the lightbox… it really makes me want to take it for a proper drum scan to see what extra can be pulled from it. Or even better, projected! (have you ever used a nikon coolscan Brett? I’m thinking of upgrading from the V700 somewhere down the track)

    – Jason Asher

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersover 2 years ago

    No, not yet, mate. I’d love an Imacon to go with my Hasselblad, but the budget says no! Resolution wise, a well set up V700 does OK; a Nikon defintely has an edge in shadow detail. Having said that, one thing that has always impressed me with your scans is how good your shadows are. I know from first hand experience how challenging scanning Velvia can be!
    Regards
    Brett

  • I’d love an Imacon too – I think if money permits it’ll be a toss up between a new coolscan and an older Imacon in a couple of months. I’ve got the V700 height adjustment at it’s sharpest, I’ve squeezed everything I can out of this thing! It’d be fine for say 25×20″ (would be about 240dpi) prints but I’d like to get to at least 30" inches or more. The extra dmax of Nikon along with the 4000dpi “true” optical resolution is what tempts me.. but it’s still an awful lot of money.

    – Jason Asher

  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersover 2 years ago

    Well, there is another solution, cheaper than a Nikon or Imacon. Dare I say, it would be perfect for the sort of images you take...4×5!

    I’m actually, a really, really lucky photographer, because I’m in the fortunate position of owning most of my “dream” cameras. With a Hasselblad; a Rolleiflex 2.8; and a Tele Rolleiflex I’m blessed with some gorgeous kit, but perhaps the one other camera I truly desire above any other would be a Linhof Master Technika

    4×5; beautiful range of movements; folds well for transport; superlative build quality; and a coupled rangefinder and anatomical grip, as well as ground glass focussing, means you can even shoot it hand held. Roll film backs are available, too, of course.

    Peter Dombrovskis captured his breathtaking wilderness images of Tasmania with a Linhof Technika 4×5 on Fujichrome. Anyone who has ever seen any of Peter’s prints will understand just how good Linhof quality can be.
    Regards,
    Brett

  • Cheers Brett. Yep the 4×5 has long been an option – my best photog mate shoots 4×5 and is right into it, and forever trying to convince me to jump in. He’s the same bloke that taught me film development.. in fact I dare say that he’s as photography mad as yourself! ;) (and that’s saying something.. but a nice something!). I’m just not sure if a 4×5 is it for me. I’m not sure.

    I love the look of a nice ground glass, but something about getting my head under a dark cloth at the coast with waves coming at me makes me worry a bit. Another thing is, i don’t want to miss my “window of opportunity” with that awesome morning light. Sometimes the good stuff might only last a minute, and the less fumbling the better. I’m sure after time using a view cam I’d speed this up and itd be fine, but I’m still just not quite sure! I’m quite attached to my RB, it’s probably the best all round MF SLR I can find, the only downsides are i’d like something a tad wider than the 50mm sometimes, and it’s a bit heavy.

    I had heard of Peter but hadn’t checked out too much of his work, but have long admired several 4×5 (and linhof MF cam) shooters! The only linhof thing I own is a cable release.. but it’s a pretty darn good cable release!

    – Jason Asher

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 2 years ago

    If my dreams looked like this, I probably wouldn’t want to wake up! Great shot mate :)

  • Cheers Parms! Appreciate it mate.. was really hoping for this shot when I took it and I quite like how it turned out. Not even any adjustments.. that’s a straight scan off the slide! (and you should see it on the light box!)

    – Jason Asher

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

    This photo is eligible to be entered into the $20 challenge for February 2012. Good luck!

  • Thanks for the feature mate!

    – Jason Asher

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

    in the challenge ‘Photos featured in February 2012’

  • Thanks mate.

    – Jason Asher

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