Cornflakes

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We used to call tiny pieces of seaweed Cornflakes. In the mornings¬†you’ll only see a few because its been calm all night and all the cornflakes have settled into behind the banks. Once the tide comes in and the wink rears up it’s over.

The surf will get thick with dense orange/red flakes, amongst which there will be a few jellyfish bopping around. It feels like  swimming through Minestrone soup.

It’s pretty gross.

 

Washout.

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I shot this test roll in the afternoon while I waited for the tide to drop at Duranbah. The camera’s a Yashica Minister 700. It’s a Rangefinder. I’d never shot with a rangefinder before. Lining up that yellow blob to focus. Hard to do with natural patterns, easier with hard edged structures and people. It felt strange. With no light-meter I guessed exposures. I’m happy with how it all came out. It felt good to shoot film. The mystery.

How good is that Valiant?