Infrared in the rainforest

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Deep beneath the Illawarra escarpment, where the Macquarie Rivulet exits the rainforest into farmland, is a world of tall trees, vines, fallen logs with mosses, and boulders covered in lichens. It is place where the sun barely penetrates onto the forest floor in winter, always feels damp and smells of decay. Typically, the sort of environment where the camera viewfinder, or ground glass will fog up because of humidity and condensation.

I decided this might be the place to take roll of expired Aerochrome in my Olympus OM-1 with G. Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 lens. For a filter I had recently purchased a Soviet Y12 filter by LZOS, and also had 12mm extension tube in my pocket in case there were some macro opportunities. Many of the images were exposed hand held using a shutter speed of around 1/15s and fairly wide apertures due to poor light. I always find it…

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