Archive for March, 2010

Lost Printer

Ive noticed over the last couple of weeks that my printer has been starting to fade into the background, possibly because it is out of ink. After purchasing some ink (which cost more than I initially paid for the printer) I cant find it anywhere…. Weird. This pic is of a slightly cleaner desk as I used a camera, speedlite and off shoe TTL cable that was otherwise on the desk.

The situation has gotten worse… Amanda actually needsd something printed (ukulele music) and the printer cartridge has also been eaten by my desk…

Might have to tidy somewhat before work today.

Fatherhood Friday

Amanda and Emily

They both have the knack of saying things unintentionally that make me laugh my ass off

Amandas best this week: Lip Waash instead of whiplash

Emilys best this week: ” That necklass looks really pretty mum. When you die can I have it?”


Had a hard week teething. 1 top tooth down 1 to go!

Balance by Torchlight

Fort Balance, Wellington

Nikon F5, Ilford Delta 3200 film, f1.8  30 secs with fill light from torch

Pre WWII gun emplacement… Abandoned by military, Adopted by graffiti artists.

Part of a series I am currently working on about abandoned gun emplacements around Wellington.

Snail on a Wire

As the title suggests it a snail on a power line… Not sure where it was going or even where it had come from… All I know is it had a long way to go.

Infrared Stable

Reconstructed Stable in Old Cromwell Town, Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand

Nikon  D70s  ISO 200  f22  for 15 seconds with a Cokin 007 IR filter

The composition of this shot was based on Lawrence Aberhart’s style ( I wish I could have shot it on an 8×10 camera like Mr Aberhart)

Macro Stitch Image “Back of a Gargoyle”

Nikon D70s ISO 200 50mm f1.8 with PK13 extension tube f8 1/125sec with 1 studio light

This image is actually made up of 9 images stitched togeather in Photoshop

The overall dimensions are something like 100cm x 25cm at 300 dpi

This was an experiment to see if I could combine macro photography and stitching to make a macro panoramic image. This was done by moving the camera along a macro rail rather than rotating it like when you make a landscape pano… I am really tempted to make a turntable of some sort to put an object on and then make a 360 degree stitched image of it…

As a test I thought this worked pretty well.

Red Splat

Red Splat

Originally shot for the Canon Eos Photo5 Competition

Nikon D70s ISO 200 f8 1/640 sec (which is kinda odd cause the D70s is only supposed to sync up to 1/500 sec)

Red Splat 2

This one didnt make the cut for the comp but was kinda cool

Nikon D70s ISO 200 f8 1/640 sec

A small setup montage.

I really like how crap the setup is (random piece of perspex with holes drilled into it balanced on an upsidedown chair on the family table) but how good the end result looks… I feel its a good example of what you can do without spending a whole heap of money on fancy equipment.

Light Graffiti

Test shot for Portrait sometime (model in foreground right)

Nikon D70s ISO 200 F22 66secs with 10W torch and lots of running up and down

Cross Processed Emily Lion

Cross Processed uji Velvia 50

Facepaint from launch of the “Giggles” TV show

Same shot two different ways 2

Shot 1 mostly for composition reasons

Courtneay Place, Wellington, New Zealand

Nikon D70s at ISO 200 f8 1/500 sec

Shot 2 with a Cokin NDX filter (which reduces light by a bigillion stops)

Nikon D70s ISO 200 f8 364 sec

This one feels slightly post apocalyptic with the lack of people and the crazy magenta cast from the filter

Motorcycle Wisdom

Seen on Courtneay Place… Before it was illegal to use cell phones in cars.

Not the best photo but it amused me at the time.


This is my fridge… Used for storing film and alcohol… Sometimes I put food in it also….