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Riding in Style
Photograph by David Alan Harvey

A boy and his dog ride to a polo match in true Aussie style: in the back of a ute. The ute was introduced in 1934 and is based on a passenger sedan with a truck bed cut into the back, and is a vehicle that will take the family "to church on Sundays" and "pigs to market on Mondays," according to the farmwife whose letter inspired the design. The ute may not have been Banjo Paterson's preferred mode of transportation, but no modern-day bush man would be complete without one.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Fuji G690 (6x9) Rangefinder
Film Type: Fujicolor 400
Lens: 65mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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