tiabunna's photos with the SR1

Days Gone By

Days Gone By
One of my old Minolta SR1 SLR cameras, with my equally old (and non-functioning) light meter and a few slide boxes. Ah, the pre-digital days, when each photo cost real money and there was a wait to see how successful they were! Prompted by Ian Grainger…
Added on February 16, 2014

Why did we stop?

Why did we stop?
Heading back to Mawson station, late at night on the 100th day of our trip and trying to make up lost time, when suddenly we stopped. Our tractor had hit a crevasse, generally referred to as a 'slot'. Many trips had been through this particular area and…
Added on September 26, 2012

Ghost of Christmas (long) past

Ghost of Christmas (long) past
From an old slide and being reposted with a better copy. This is the "Spring Trippers" group photo on Christmas Eve, 50 years ago (1966). We were on a four month mapping trip, at this stage some 200km inland from Mawson station, Antarctica.

Merry Chr…
Added on December 23, 2016

Around in East Bay

Around in East Bay
From an old slide. Some icebergs had trapped broken sea ice in East Bay, adjacent to Mawson station. Here a Weddel seal has hauled up with an Adelie and Emperor penguin.
Added on October 24, 2012

Digging out #1

Digging out #1
From an old slide. A few days of blizzards left huge amounts of drift piled against, through and around the tractors and caravan trains. Here is the start of the process of digging out the tractors from the huge amounts of snow that accumulated every ti…
Added on September 21, 2012

Digging out #2

Digging out #2
From an old slide. Blizzards, usually lasting several days, left huge amounts of drift piled against, over and around our tractors and caravan trains. Clearing it typically took at least a day, sometimes two. Here, late in a long day's digging, much of…
Added on September 21, 2012

Visiting Adelie and Emperor penguins

Visiting Adelie and Emperor penguins
From an old slide. After our return from the interior, while awaiting the arrival of the relief ship "Nella Dan" (caught for some time in sea ice) it was a pleasure to see various wildlife visiting the station area.
Added on October 24, 2012

A year's supply

A year's supply
From an old slide. The old meteorological office had been converted to the Met store room: here with the year's supply of stores yet to be packed away. The sign says "No standing any time, Taxis excepted".
Added on October 27, 2012

Leaving Mawson

Leaving Mawson
From an old slide. As we sailed out of the harbour at Mawson, a number of us stood on the bridge deck, watching as our home of the past year receded into the distance. Little was said, but the expressions tended to be pensive.
Added on November  1, 2012

Looking south over the plateau

Looking south over the plateau
From an old slide. From the helicopter the contours of the plateau ice become more visible, as do the flow lines and the areas of crevassing. The coastal ice cliffs are about 30 metres/100 ft high. Our journey inland on the Spring Trip took us approxim…
Added on October 29, 2012