Gilston Farm

The Story Behind the Image: Gilston Farm

Location: Gilston, Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2017
Camera: Canon 650
Film: Kodak T-Max 100
Lens: 24mm f2.8

On my way to work, I drove past this entrance to a Gilston farm in the Gold Coast hinterland many times. Every time I drove past it, I thought I want to get a shot of it.

Then finally, one day, on my way to surf after work with a colleague who was driving, I hung my Canon 650 with a Kodak T-Max 100 film in it out the window and snapped and hoped to get it.

Fortunately, I got it – it’s not straight, but the elements are all in the frame.

Using a polarizer on my 24mm prime lens, the clouds contrast the sky and the boots silhouette in the foreground making it one of my favourite black and white photos.

It’s a lucky shot, but that’s half the fun when shooting and hoping with film.

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