Learning the M2 – colour

A random collection from my ‘new’ Leica M2, shot with Kodak Portra 160 and 400, and Fujifilm Pro400H. I enjoyed all three films but I think from now on I’ll be sticking with Portra 400.

Shot with a VM 35/f2.5 Color Skopar, VM 50/f1.5 Nokton and ‘fat’ Leica 90/f2.8 Tele Elmarit.

The black and white set can be found here.

Mt Pelion East rainbow

Lisa and Jen

Snow on Pandanis

Meander Valley mist

Moody Tasman Sea

Morning cloud over Mt Cathedral

Bay of Fires Lodge

Mum pt.I

Morning light, Bay of Fires

Chopper, Tasmanian Walking Co. mid-season provisioning

Stephen, Lake St Clair

Jan, Darling Harbour

Tristan, stalling

Mum, pt.II

Bushwalkers on the Windermere Plains

West Head sunset


The Overland Diaries pt.XXII – of snow and rain

It’s been a strange start to the season, especially considering the almost arid seasons we’ve had recently. Winter pushed almost all the way up to christmas, and spring seems to be making it’s way steadily through what should be mid-summer. We had more snow through October than all of our ‘winter’ trips combined, and mid-January has seen the waterfalls at full-flow.

Strange times…

Barn Bluff Hut after overnight snow

Snow sentinels

Snow Peppermint with cloud swirl

Cradle Cirque frozen mid-afternoon

Drifts on the Windermere Plains

Kitchen Hut

The snow begins…

Frozen Scoparia

Snow on the coral ferns

Fresh tracks

Ice on the Myrtle Beech

Pencil Pine by Lake Windermere



A change in approach

This has been a time coming…

My ‘new’ 1965 Leica M2, here mounted with the tiny Voigtländer 35mm f2.5 Color Skopar. I’ve also picked up a nice Leitz Canada 90mm f2.8 Tele Elmarit, and am looking for deals on a Voigtländer 50mm f1.5 Nokton to complete the set.

There’s a few rolls at the lab now, so we’ll see how she goes…

The Overland Diaries pt.XXI – and it all kicks off again…

And we’re back! After a winter chasing the northern lights, Californian home-brew, some festival about a bloke and a fire, and who knows what other oddities, the guiding crew are back on the island and trips are almost ready to go.

Pre-season training took place over last weekend with raggedy looking bunch of folk walking into Barn Bluff Hut, the first of our Overland Track stops, for a few days of ‘training’. Good times.

White out over Cradle Plateau, note Ange still rocking the short/T combo…

Bert checks out one of Tassie’s best ‘windows’

All the way from Ireland. Geraldine on the Cradle summit boulders

Snow in the summit gully

Perfect weather for the walkout!