Kanangra Walls

Situated within the world heritage wilderness of the Blue Mountains in the Great Dividing Range lies Kanangra-Boyd National Park. From the sheer Kanangra Walls and into its Deep, wild streams over untold millennia have carved a landscape that seems impassable to the eye. Plunging over the Thurat Walls, Kanangra Creek, falls over 400 meters in eight steps, into the Kanangra Deep. Nearby Kanangra Brook, descends over Kalang Falls in series of steps as well. The canyon carved by these streams is one of Australia’s deepest, falling almost 900 meters below the plateau and mountains above. On the plateau, the silence is broken by the sound of cascading streams rising from the Deep. Over Easter, we visited this National Park and enjoyed camping on the plateau, under the full moon near the Boyd River, in this most wonderful wilderness.

Patchwork - late afternoon light over Kanangra Walls, Craft Walls, Mt Cloudmaker, Kanangra Deep and touching the tops of the Thurat Spires

Patchwork – late afternoon light over Kanangra Walls, Craft Walls, Mt Cloudmaker, Kanangra Deep and the Thurat Spires

April 2014 Toyo TMAX100 Xtol+Adonal 19

Verticality

Walls

Walls

April 2014 Kanangra Toyo TMX Xtol(1.2)+Adonal(1.200) 14

Kalang Falls

Kanangra Brook

Kanangra Brook

Ferns and brook

Ferns and brook

Kanangra Falls and Thurat Walls

Kanangra Falls and Thurat Walls

April 2014 Toyo Pro160C Tetanal 11 - Version 2

Kanangra Walls

April 2014 Toyo Pro160C Tetanal 7 - Version 2

Kanangra Walls and Mt Cloudmaker

All photos taken with Toyo-View 45CF; Nikkor lenses including SW90 f/8, W 135mm, M 300mm, and Schneider G-Claron 150mm; the first 5 on TMax 100, the 6th on TMax 400, and colour on Fuji Pro 160C. all black and white photos were developed in a mix of Xtol(1:2)+Adonal(1:200), and the colour photos in Tetanal C41 two bath rapid kit.

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8 thoughts on “Kanangra Walls

  1. Interesting use of two developers – do you mix them together or use them sequentially? What benefits do you find from this combination compared to other options?

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    • I mix them together and use Xtol development times. Xtol gives very fine grain, but is a little flat in contrast. The Adonal/Rodinal improves the contrast a little. Plenty of info if you google. I like the results I get after a bit of experimentation

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