Fort Balance Revisited

This was straight after we had come down from Kau point… Fergus and I were already pretty tired from climbing up cliffs and down into underground passages but decided to go to Fort Balance which was just round the next point. We have been there before but not for a couple of years. We drove round to where the gully was and parked the car and then proceeded to follow the track up the hill… Unfortunately it was the wrong track and we ended up climbing through bracken for 45 minutes before coming out way too high up and being blocked going down by a large and vertical cliff. Luckily the was an unmarked radar station of some sort which had a road up to it that we could go down to the fort.

When we got there there was a couple of people taking photos there already and I think we gave them a bit of a fright since technically it is still military land and it probably didn’t help that I was wearing khaki cargo pants that were a bit military looking 🙂

Anyway as it turned out the light was pretty much at its best just as we got there even if we were a bit worn out…

Fergus finally got himself a TLR… Still haven’t seen the shots out of it but here is hoping that it is good 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


8 responses

  1. Awesome black and white photos! This seems like a real ‘urban jungle’. The fourth down is my favourite. Good job.

    02/12/2011 at 08:41

    • Cheers 🙂 I think my favorite is the 3rd from the bottom

      02/12/2011 at 14:12

  2. I like the look of the place. Great location!

    02/12/2011 at 12:16

  3. Lol, was just about to do my post on this… Nice work. Oh, and I have to correct you. I have had quite a few TLR’s, including a Rolleiflex well before you 😉 Others include a Mamiya C33, Reflecta II, Photina Reflex and even a Lubitel 166U. The test rolls from the Yashicamat 124G look good sharp 😉

    02/12/2011 at 13:11

    • I believe “had” is the operative word here… Lets hope the 124G last a bit longer than the others 😛

      02/12/2011 at 14:15

  4. Yeah “had” is better than “finally”. You really should be more factually correct— a la Fever Hospital…. 😉

    10/12/2011 at 22:53

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