Finally took the Bronica RF 645 out again, this time for a fun afternoon of shooting at an abandoned apartment block in Melbourne’s North. Unfortunately, most of the apartments were boarded up and the doors screwed shut. I was able to make it into a couple of them, but they were largely vacant and pretty smelly.
I took out the trusty Bronica RF 645 and a roll of Portra 400 as well as a roll of expired T-Max 400 to see how both films would fare. While I'm in no way a decent landscape photographer some of the shots came out OK.
Took the Bronica RF 645 out for a Medium Format street session in Richmond. I headed to Victoria Street where there's a pretty sweet Vietnamese ex-pat community along the tram line. This video showcases the strength of T-Max 400, it's such a nice fine grain B+W film that I'm really beginning to prefer it over HP5+.
With my new (to me) Bronica RF 645 medium format rangefinder in toe, I explored an old abandoned farm house on Melbourne's outskirts. Scared some kangaroos, checked out the old sheering shed and found a burned out fridge. Shot on Ilford HP5 400 and you'll see all 16 medium format 645 frames, even the terrible ones!
I took a long-ish drive into the Macedon Ranges to shoot some landscapes, some old mid-century buildings and a bunch of sheep. Very different from the usual fare on the channel but it was fun anyway! This video contains the best shots from two rolls of Fujifilm 160NS and a nice preview of the Macedon region in Victoria, Australia.