Wedderburn Goods Shed

This evening was gorgeous. Freezing cold and stunning. This is the iconic Wedderburn goods shed; built around 1921 and made famous by Grahame Sydney’s 1975 painting, July on the Maniototo. Easy to find and worth a trip. Early mornings and late afternoons are best. The sun plays beautifully here. And the paddock fences are delicious. It’s in a flat surrounded by mountains. In the background is Mount Ida and then the Hawkdun Range goes off to the left.

This image was photographed on 35mm Fuji Velvia 100 traditional silver halide photographic film in a 1970s Minolta film camera, then developed using a colour reversal film chemical process. So, there’s grain, blurriness, character and painterly magic in every frame.