Archive for August, 2010

More Random Street Shooting

More random street shooting images from the Rolleiflex.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Mixture of Fuji Neopan 400 and Ilford FP4 125 ISO Films.


Broken Laptop Revisited

Another shot of the broken laptop (original here)

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.4, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film

Sunday Vege Market

THis is shots from last Sundays vegetable market on Victoria Street. This is one of the times that I get to go to work early and do about half an hours shooting before the doors open.

Its one of those great places for this kind of photography because there are lots of people crammed into a small space…Kind of like shooting fish in a barrel.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.

Kaikoura Sunset

Sunset taken while passing through Kaikoura…

Nikon F5, Tokina 19-35mm Lens, Fuji Velvia 50 ISO.

Fatherhood Friday 21: Amanda Makes me Smile

No pics of kids this week back to that next week 🙂

While I was cleaning up the kitchen this morning I spotted a note between the cleaning products…

On closer inspection this is what it said…

Not sure if it was for me or for those hiding in plain sight that I possibly can’t see… Either way it made me smile so I took these images and then put it back 🙂

Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200

A Couple of Street Shooters

Thought it was about time that I introduced you all to the two cameras responsible for most of the mess of images that I put up here. The one missing, because it was taking the images, is a Nikon D70s with a very trashed 18-70mm Lens.

The Rolleiflex is the latest addition to my camera collection and I have to say that at the moment its a bit of a favourite (Dont tell the F5). Although not in perfect condition, with some lens destruction caused by someone trying to dismantle the lens assembly, it still takes a very sharp image.

I’ve had the F5 for the last 8 or so years. I bought it second-hand in London just before the advent of well priced DSLRs and it has lived up to all that I have asked of it and some that no camera should go through. Its starting to look a little rough and I’m onto my second 50mm f1.8 but it is still an awesome piece of engineering as well as doubling as a weapon if required.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200. Product table with 2 200W tungsten lights.

Random Street Shooting

Still coming to terms with the back-to-front composition 🙂 Upside down and back to front is fine but right side up and back to front is still kinda doing my head in.

Here goes some shots from wandering around Wellington

Rollieflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO and Fuji Neopan 400 ISO films.


Cemetery portrait…

Rollieflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film

Motor Scooter Revisited

First roll of 35mm film I put through the Rollieflex and I saw this motor scooter that I took a photo of with the first ever film I put through it (Original Post Here)

Looks like its been fixed up a bit since I last saw it.

Rollieflex 2.8E, 80mm Zeiss Lens, Ilford 35mm HP5+ 400 ISO Film.


I don’t usually take images of buskers but these guys were seriously going off with some mad jazz styles.

Looks like they were doing pretty well 🙂

Rollieflex 2.8E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film

Always Take Your Piano With You…

Just missed the shot of the guy riding and playing the piano, he just hopped off to help get it up a steep patch and then of course this was the last shot on the roll of film 🙂

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film.

Fatherhood Friday 20: Amanda and Sam Go South

This week Amanda and Sam spent most of the week in Dunedin visiting Amanda’s Nanna who was in hospital.

All I can say is WOW! how easy is it to look after one kid not two 🙂 Me and Emily ended up going to the beach and having a picnic on Wednesday and then going swimming at the pool after Playcentre on thursday.

It might have also helped that Krispin (a friend currently living in Aus) came to visit (Amanda flew out in the morning on Tuesday and Kris flew in in the afternoon) and Emily really enjoyed playing with him.

All in all it has been a pretty cruisy week 🙂

Sam has now advanced from walking to running and apparently had a great time with her cousins in Dunedin

Emily had a pretty good week at home probably feeling like an only child again with all the attention she got 🙂

Rollieflex 2.8E  with 35mm Rolliekin Adaptor, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film.