Over time I believe I will collect a number of images of things that are not quite and the builder of manufacturer imaging their product to be like. I am gathering those worthy of showing here on this page for no reason other than it seems the right thing to do.
- Travelling around Great Ocean Road / Grampians area of Australia in 2017 was a haven for decrepit looking items, abandoned trucks and pick ups, Barns in various states of disrepair. On the left was a wagon that we found near Dunkeld. It had to be shot. Exposed on Rollei RPX 100 and printed on Ilford MGIV pearl paper for 11s at f/8.
On the right this shed was found when travelling between Halls Gap to Stawell this shed was in the corner of a field. Taken on Rollei RPX 100 and printed on Ilford MGIV Pearl (14s, f/8).
- Now, two trucks. On the left is a truck front that looks to me very much like a Bedford TK or KM (or the Holden equivalent). It is is such a condition that there are no decals or insignia to help identification. Exposed on Ilford FP5 and printed on Ilford MGIV Pearl (14s, f/8).
On the right a more modern (or maybe not) but this International Truck with the straw ladders attached and only a few holes on the flat bed cold well be used. I did not look as if it had been run for a while and there was no glass left in it. Exposed on Rollei RPX 100; printed on Ilford MGIV Pearl (14s, f/8).
- These two barns are from a later time, our visit to Canada in 2018./ None of the buildings in Canada seem to be is as bad a state of repair as those in Australia. The one on the left we found as we travelled around the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. Exposed on Ilford Delta 100 for 1/90 s at f/11 and printed on Ilford MGIV Pearl (20s, f/8).
The one on the right is on the road between Kingston, Ontaria and Ottawa. In an odd sort of way this the roof on this one suggests it might still be serviceable. Exposed on Ilford Delta 100 for 1/350s at f/6.7. Printed on Ilford MGIV Pearl (14s, f/8).
- Two images of the same cottage.. Now this shows more complete decrepitude. It looks like a cottage and I suspect it was once human habitation. However now it looks suitable for birds and spiders. This is towards the Queensland Coast at Sarina. The picture on the left was exposed on Ilford FP5 and printed on Ilford MGIV Pearl (20s, f/8). The one on the right exposed on Rollei RPX 100 and printed on Ilford MGIV Pearl (20s, f/11).
Again two images of the same wreckage. I really could not decide which of these was best so I included both of them. Both exposed on Ilford FP5. The one of the left was printed for 16s at f/8 and the one on the right for 18s at f/8.
The round bale alongside the cottage indicates that the area itself has not been abandoned, only ythe structure. This was taken at a distance with telephoto lens.