This is my first TTV style shot. My Ansco Rediflex arrived in the mail today and after spending the rest of the day creating the dark box to marry my DSLR to the Rediflex, I was finally ready to take my first shots at dusk.

See here for photos and description of my dark box contraption

This is my favourite tree in my backyard. I look out at it every day and have wanted to capture it, but nothing has worked until today.

I tweaked the levels in this one to get a cross processed look. Slight adjustment of lightness, contrast and brightness. Cropped to a square.

Edited at 9pm, completed 10.30pm

Massive thank you goes out to Kitsmumma for the invaluable advice on viewfinder cameras and what to expect from them :)

Featured in TTV: Through The Viewfinder

Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm
Macro filter
f5, 1/60, ISO 100
Home made dark box
Ansco Rediflex


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 5 years ago

    oooooo.. beautiful and contained to admire.. a very poetic image.. .. what a lovely one..

  • Wow that was fast Isa! Thanks so much, poetic.. what a great way to describe a visual piece. That’s awesome, much appreciated! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • maddie5
    maddie5over 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic photo … I love the idea of combining digital techniques with traditional methods. I have to find the time to get back into doing more of it … you have given me some inspiration from this image alone. I look forward to seeing what your dark box looks like.

  • Madeline, thank you so much, you have really given me the confidence boost I need! I was inspired by a few artists on here to do this. To think I have inspired someone on my first attempt is such a massive thrill! Have you seen the TTV Group for more work of the same nature. That’s where I was first inspired to do this, mainly by Kitsmumma. I’ll get the dark box shots up by the end of the week :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks a lot J!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image- very creative work!

  • Thank so much Rose :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • dani05
    dani05over 5 years ago

    Can see why its ur fav tree, great work for sure!

  • Thanks heaps mate! I can just stare at this tree all day :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Fiona Christensen
    Fiona Christensenover 5 years ago

    Crepuscule = Twilight!!! Love it! what a great photo old style! wonderful Andrew, and im not surprised its a favourite tree, its beautiful!!! :)

  • Ah thanks Fiona! I hadn’t heard of crepuscule until last night, love finding variations like this. Thanks so much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    This is cool Andrew, sort of a “old Film” look, very creative.

  • Thanks Kim, I thought of an old 70s film when I was playing around with this too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 5 years ago

    That does it, Ive got to find how to make one of these things, Can you give a link ? Got to try this out…. Excellent image too BTW.

  • Thanks heaps mate. Check out “here”: for how I made mine, pretty simple once you get it going. In the TTV group there’s a lot of info on it too :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 5 years ago

    Interesting idea…good work

  • Thanks very much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    reminds me of the Witches of Eastwick! :)

  • Haha it does!! I used to love that movie :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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