Andy’s Backyard

Let’s rewind a week or so ago. I had just “escaped” from China and landed in Melbourne via a hellish flight, filled with turbulence, a pesky, smelly neighbor and suspect food. Andy picked me up and after noting an “off smell” (me), he asked what I felt like doing. What came out of my mouth never felt more right: “a ride”…

You know, like 30k or so. Just a pleasant spin around the ‘hood. With FYXO, there’s no such thing as short and sweet. We went here, then there and ended up on Bald Spur road, one of the many areas that was ravaged by the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. Trees stripped of their leaves, half-charred houses, melted water towers littered the roadside.

It was around 60 miles and 6,000′ or so. I didn’t have my Garmin, so my legs, the elapsed time and post-ride appetite were the gauge. To think that this was all in Andy’s backyard…

Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery.

Tools of the trade:
Yashica T4 (the last photo is my Leica M7 with Zeiss 28mm)
Neopan 400

  • Roadtoad

    tremendous stuff John , this site keeps getting better and better..

  • http://profiles.google.com/carl.adam.carter Adam Carter

    really good. jealousz.

  • zeeeeeeecore

    how come the results of my T4 Super D and Neopan 400 do not come anywhere near these photos? who processes your films Prolls?

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Any lab should do fine.

  • http://lotdeux.wordpress.com/ Adrienne Nicholls

    love the 35mm John

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Thanks so much!