" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Monday, 13 August 2012

Ross Bridge .....



~  Ross Bridge     Tasmania  ~

This wonderful sandstone bridge was built entirely by convict labour in 1836
Incredible carvings by convict stonemasons ( 186 carvings in all)  were deemed of such high quality
that it won the men a ... free pardon.

A few weeks ago I found two old reels of film which had not been developed
and had remained in their canisters for many years
Of course I couldn't wait to get them to a photo shop and find what treasures
lie within .... they were pics I had taken on a trip to Tasmania
but unfortunately the colour had faded and most weren't worth the
 expense of the excercise... however I found by converting some of the clearer
captures to black and white and applying a bit of cropping it gave a much better effect.

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29 comments:

Joe said...

I can imagine your anticipation. What a wonderful time capsule to find.

Jo said...

Wonderful photo,
We are heading to Tasmania in 39 sleeps :)

Carole M. said...

glad you were able to make something of this delightful old bridge Diane; a lovely black and white and fabulous reflections

Nadege, said...

We lived for two years in Tasmania and I just loved it there. Gorgeous picture, what a wonderful discovery.

James Wei said...

This image is surreal. Wonderful black and white conversion here too

Mark said...

Great reflection Dianne, ah film....it seems so long ago..but I miss it. Still haven't thrown out my Olympus Trip 35.

'Tsuki said...

The light is perfect on that one !

Valerie said...

A striking B&W shot Dianne and a perfect reflection. So glad you were able to salvage some images and how resourceful to think of converting them from colour!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a good idea to convert them to B and W it has certainly worked with this composition.

darlin said...

Diane you're brilliant! This photo is stunning and looks fantastic in b&w. That's amazing they'd give the prisoner a pardon, his talent worked for him and it's good to know that at least his work didn't go unappreciated.

Have a great week!

Stephanie said...

Ditto to all the comments, stunning light and reflection.

LONDONLULU said...

This is so beautiful - film is a wonderful medium & a shame its merits are being lost in the digital world!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific find and such a fascination capture, Dianne! I can only echo what the others have written! This is great! Thanks for sharing it with us today! Have a wonderful week!

NatureFootstep said...

if this photo is from a spoiled film then it is as amazing as the bridge itself. :)

Gary said...

It has the look of a European bridge. Great find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Snap said...

I love bridges. Great shot -- love the reflection.

Taken For Granted said...

Wonderful reflection of that fine, old bridge.

fjällripan said...

Thats really wonderful!! :)

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty bridge and a gorgeous reflection. Lovely photo, thanks for sharing.

Fun60 said...

That reflection is so surreal. How excited you must have felt finding that undeveloped film.

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing the bridge was carved by convicts. I'm so glad you decided to save this photo. It looks super in B&W!

Joyful said...

This photo look terrific in B & W. It's a beautiful scene and the bridge looks very well built!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a fabulous shot! And an amazing story behind the bridge.

Stefan Jansson said...

Superb.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how exciting Dianne, I can just imagine your anticipation when waiting for the films to be developed. There's nothing better than an image with a story, this was well worth the wait.

Kay said...

What an absolute treat! To salvage a film shot and have such a beautiful result is wonderful. It obviously is an image meant to be shared. It's gorgeous.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this beautiful photo. and the piece of history connected with it. I didn't know this. By the way, in December we are all going to Tasmania to celebrate Christmas over there. Thanks for your visit.

diane b said...

A super shot for an old film. The symmetrical reflection is awesome.

Alan said...

A near perfect reflection and more great BW tones. Nice job Dianne.

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