Midsummer by Andrew Paranavitana

Another shot from my weekend away. This taken in the backyard around 11am. Endured a few ant bites to get this one.

Taken in Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia.

Special thanks to LouJay for identifying this species as Santolina chamaecyparissus

Featured in Grunge Photography

No post processing on this, only crop to square.

See here for instructions on how I created this image.

Canon 50D
58mm, 18 – 55
Macro Filter
Ansco Rediflex Viewfinder
Home Made Darkbox

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

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 5 years ago

    Oh, I’m laughing at the ant bites!! The things we do!
    Love the shot mate. You must have been squished right up close for this one :))

  • Haha, isn’t it crazy! I was in the garden bed when I took this one lol. Thanks heaps mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • madworld
    madworldover 5 years ago

    Just be grateful they werent fire ants!!! This is awesome, it kind of looks like Im looking through a fish bowl

  • Very grateful they were nothing other than slightly offended small black ants, with a love of flesh lol. I get the fish bowl thing, can see it! Never thought of that angle, nice one!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 5 years ago

    Another great viewfinder piece, love the light here and perspective, it really gives off a wonderful summer reminiscent feeling- looks like you had a great weekend away, apart from the ant bites lol :))

  • Ahh thank you my friend! This was a really nice morning, the first one waking up and realising you’re on holiday for a few days :) Was a lot of fun down at Cape Schanck, thankfully the bites were only momentarily painful, but enough to stop me wandering in the garden bed again haha!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 5 years ago

    Oh – I love this – great TTV – instant fav

  • Thank you so much Kira!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 5 years ago

    Very nice. Great result.

    My feeble attempt today with TTV resulted in a full trash can :-//

  • Thank you kindly Lorraine. Ah it can be such a frustrating technique, the amount of wasted shots I’ve gone through as well. Good thing it’s not film we are dealing with any more :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    very nice image Andrew, great result

  • Thanks so much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 5 years ago

    I got the feel of a fish bowl too! Reminding me of some funky little panorama souvenir thing – or hologram collage. I know whats in my head, but the words aren’t quite there…great work!

  • Haha, I think I understand what you mean, and I can see it! Thanks mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 5 years ago

    I am really liking this effect you have on these shots – beautiful.

  • Thanks a lot mate! The viewfinder cameras create such a great look and feel, I have a ball with it!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-over 5 years ago

    What an interesting capture! The treatment is so nice too :)

  • Thank you! Really pleased you like it :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 5 years ago

    And the plant is Santolina chamaecyparissus – and smells amazing!

  • Ah how awesome are you Lou! I got lazy and didn’t bother trying to find it. Thanks heaps mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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