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Newcastle Museum Series – Wardens Gas Mask

It’s the first time I’ve visited the Museum and taken photographs there since it was relocated from Hunter Street, Newcastle West.

A Wardens Gas Mask (from the National Emergency Services) on display at the Newcastle Museum in New South Wales, Australia. I think this equipment is also from the First World War, but I’m unsure. The Gas Mask was displayed in a glass cabinet in a fairly dark room with down-lights, so I used the Flash (and turned down the Flash Exposure Compensation to -0.7) and stood at an angle so the flash burst didn’t bounce straight back into the lens.

The shot was taken using a Canon 450D with a 55 – 250 mm lens set at f/4, ISO-200, Exposure = -0.3, 1/80 second, 55 mm and Flash -0.7 in Shutter Priority Mode.


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I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 2 years ago

    outstanding work!!

  • Thank you Cheryl! This imagery seems to be scaring people away, LOL! :))

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Nice close up my friend. Tom

  • Thanks Tom! It’s an interesting place that I’ll go back to and shoot a ton more photos at in the future.

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    A wonderful capture.. I’m afraid I don’t know.. but it does look like from that era !!! ☺♥

  • Sometimes I think it’s from WWII – it looks very well designed/made and relatively “advanced”. Thanks for your comment! :))XX

    – reflector

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