I spent several days camping at Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula with Gilbert Roe, a fellow photographer based in Adelaide. We spent the time exploring the region with our cameras: Gilbert was using his pinhole camera and I was working with my large format cameras. I concentrated on the silos.
This is one image that I made in the late afternoon with both the Cambo 8x10 (using black and white film) and the Cambo 5x7 (using colour film):
It was a trial run for me in terms of camping whilst being on the road with the large format equipment. Renting a house, staying in a cheap motel, or a cabin in a caravan park, is too expensive these days. Camping was a trial run because our camping gear is very old and basic, and I haven't been camping for 20 years or more. So I needed to see whether this mode of accommodation would work for me as a way of doing the photography road trips.
It did. The weather was warm, the camping was comfortable (the caravan park even had free wif-fi ), the company congenial, and the area was interesting in a photographic sense. This was one of the images that I'd scoped in the late afternoon on the day we arrived in Wallaroo:
The wire fence around the silos wouldn't allow a large format lens to be poked through the gaps. Though this one was made through a gap in the gate but didn't return to re-photograph the scene with the large format cameras, as I didn't have a computer with me on this trip (I had an unpowered camp site) so I couldn't upload the pictures and study them.
I have a week at home then I am off to photograph the silos along the Mallee Highway in South Australia and Victoria. I will meet up with Gilbert in Ouyen. The Ouyen caravan park, which looks to be very down market, will be our base.