National Eucalypt Day

Today is National Eucalypt Day. A day to celebrate the magnificent trees we Australians call Gum Trees.

The following photos are of Eucalyptus regnans commonly known as Mountain Ash, also Swamp Gum, or Stringy Gum. Mountain Ash trees are native to Tasmania and the state of Victoria in south-east Australia.

Under the Trees 2015 B+WUnder the Trees 2015

Eucalyptus regnans is the world’s tallest flowering plant and is also the world’s second tallest tree.

I remember when I was in primary school, my teacher told the class that trees were the lungs of the world. I can clearly remember my thoughts: “Then why are we cutting them down?”

I still ask that question decades later.

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Shooting with Film – Circa1985

The new year was to be the start of my new project of shooting with film. As it turned out, my last photo shoot of 2017 was using my old film camera, which I had rescued from the back of the cupboard. I will share those photos here, once they are developed and printed.

Back in about 1985, Nikon had released an entry-level SLR, the Nikon EM, at a price that allowed photographers like me to upgrade my camera. The camera came fitted with a Nikon Series E 50mm 1: 1.8 lens.

Recently, I found a photo album with some photographs I had taken back in the 1980s, and, I must admit, I had forgotten how good that lens was.

Aire River, Otway National Park – c1985

Aire River - Circa 1983

This photograph was shot using that camera and lens, loaded with Kodacolor film.

The following photographs were also taken on that same photo shoot. They are of the Hopetoun Falls and other scenes of the Aire River.Hopetoun Falls

Aire River - Circa 1985

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