Mystery in mono part 1

Mystery camera photo-walk part one.
I start off in Franklin Square and head towards the Hobart Docks. Something different from me, I don’t do much city/street photography, but that may change, as that is what this camera excels at!

These photographs are for the most part, completely unedited monochrome jpegs, as shot in camera. Only some slight cropping/straightening and minor level adjustments have been made to some photos. Resized and watermarked for web.

Van Diemen’s Land Governor Sir John Franklin
Hobart GPO clock tower, loosely modelled on Big Ben in London!
Controversial Marine Board building

Should I give a few hints? It is an all metal body camera and not a single screw head can be seen. It can also shoot in colour and was the manufacturers most advanced and expensive camera at the time of release.

10 thoughts on “Mystery in mono part 1

  1. I have no idea which camera you are using but it does a great job capturing grayscale images. The marine board building is not very attractive, just being honest.

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    1. Your not the only one who thinks that John, hence the controversy – Some think it should be taken down! More hints and a reveal soon, but I do love the feel and sound of it’s mechanical shutter, more like a proper camera and not a plastic computer!


  2. Super detail! I remember seeing a digital camera for the first time in 1999. I have no idea what kind it was. The bird sitting on Sir John Franklin’s statue is priceless! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Morgaine, while I waited for the Aboriginal Flag to wave in the background, the seagull landed on his head! A little history adds to this photo, which is why I chose the angle when I noticed the flag – Sir John and his wife Lady Jane, “adopted” an aboriginal girl called Mathinna, who I believe was orphaned during the first conflict between the natives and white men at Risdon Cove! The conflict was the result of a misunderstanding, a group of natives – men women and children carrying waddies (wooden clubs) were hearding wallaby down a valley to trap and club some for food, not knowing that a young Lieutenant Bowen had landed there only a short time ago and established Van Diemen’s Land’s first settlement – who thought they were under attack. From what I have read, one shot was fired from a small canon and muskets were also fired and I guess this was the start of “The Black War”. it is not recorded how many died – we didn’t learn about this sad part of history at school of course.

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      1. It’s amazing what we didn’t learn in school about the horrific treatment of aboriginal people all over the world. And that it still continues to this day. 😦

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    1. Thanks Michael, I used to sit and talk to John – the statue sometimes when I was in college, so we go back. You might like to read my reply to magickmermaid here in the comment section 🙂

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