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Hasselblad X-PAN II camera and Hasselblad 30mm f5.6 Aspherical lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

Hasselblad X-PAN II camera and Hasselblad 30mm f5.6 lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

Here’s an image from a bleak morning at Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. This small, quiet beachside town has always interested me. In particular the quality of light on the river and beach are often quite magical. For those that are able to make the trip, I highly recommend Aireys Inlet as an ideal place for a peaceful break. And if you visit the beach and lighthouse at the edges of the day, nature may well provide a special treat for you.

While the spectacular sunrise for which I’d hoped didn’t eventuate, the predominantly cool light, from the rain bearing clouds above provided a sombre, somewhat melancholy mood to the scene. The almost 50/50 placement of the horizon adds a sense of balance and calm to the image.

The above image was made with a Hasselblad X-PAN II camera which produces an image 24mm x 65mm, which is almost twice the length of that from a traditional 35mm analogue camera (24mm x 36mm). From a 36-exposure film the X-PAN produces 21 frames when set to panoramic mode. I can’t wait until the day a digital alternative hits the market.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography  

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