It’s half way through January and i still have my gallery Christmas opening hours up as my last blog post… so much for new years resolutions! Oh well, i can only move on from here and hope i can do better. With that in mind i have this great image from Ivanhoe Crossing just out of Kununurra, in the East Kimberley Region, that i took back in July of last year.
The water is still raging after the huge wet season, and as you can see, the road is still closed… I just love the irony of this actually being a road. I think its something only someone who has been to the North of Australia would fully appreciate. I’ve driven my car across this crossing before (not this trip!) and i have fished for Barramundi out in the middle of it (unsuccessfully unfortunately), but i don’t think i’d be wading out there now.
Its taken me this long to get this image up because of the sheer difficulty of it. Doesn’t look very difficult i know, but thats the idea, it shouldn’t. If it did it would look very constructed and thats not the objective at all. Why was it a difficult image? Its actually shot on large format film, on the Linhof Technorama with the 72mm Schneider Kreuznach lens, and its 3 separate exposures for the sky, shadows and water (so three separate pieces of film with three complete images). But unlike digital capture, scanned images don’t register one on top of the other, somewhere in the scanning process the scanner introduces its own distortion, but differently for each image. Its only slight, very slight. But at the size of these scans (980Mb… 1.8m native size) its only got to be slight to make blending of exposure layers a very frustrating experience!