Archive for September, 2010

Photo5 Box

Here goes the entry box for the Canon Photo5 competition… I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and have just noticed that all 5 briefs are due in by from the 17th to the 21st of October so not a lot of time to go.

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The briefs are:

1/ Liquid drops with Macro

2/ Bubble Gum portrait

3/ Incense Black and White

4/ Confetti Motion

5/ Inspired by Sound… there is a sound you have to listen to and create and image from… Sounds a bit like a bomb falling…

I have ideas for 2 of the images but still need to think of the other 3…

Might be a frantic week of two 🙂


Im on a Boat

Couple of shots from a fine day at Oriental Parade in Wellington.

Maintenance person painting rust spots on the Tug Boat Restaurant.

Tourists sitting on the Oriental Bay Breakwater.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Agfa Vista 200 ISO Film (muchly expired)

Twilight Fern

Fern shot at twilight with tripod and speedlight off to the right of the image.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200, Nikon SB80DX Speedlight with SC-17 TTL Cable.

Concrete Pouring in Manners Mall

They are currently turning the pedestrian Manners Mall into a road for buses. I have to say that it is pretty impressive how much of a foundation they are having to put down for the road to go on.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.

Fatherhood Friday 24.1 Update : Spoke too Soon

Emily now has Chicken Pox 😦


Couple More 360 Degree Panoramic Images

Alas the Nodal Ninja has gone back to its owner but here go another couple of pics.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200. Nodal Ninja and Tripod. 22 Images stitched in Photoshop

More Street Shooting With Samantha

Couple of random shots walking down Lampton Quay with Samantha in a backpack.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.

Fatherhood Friday 24: Yay For Not Being Sick

Here goes some pics from when I was setting up lights to shoot the Calvin and Hobbes Challenge (Pic Here just incase you missed it) Not perfect lighting since it was setup for someone my height and not two small people sitting on the floor 🙂

Emily and Sam had just got out of the bath and were getting ready to go to bed… Probably the best time to get shots of them without snot and food smeared around their faces.

Its been a pretty hectic week but have managed to get through (so far). Em had Monday off crèche due to vomiting during the night on Sunday which unfortunately ment I didn’t get to go on me and Samantha’s usual “street shooting with cute kid in backpack” foray.

All in all everyone seems to be recovering from their various colds and coughs and we have had to sunny days in a row so hopefully spring is here in force.

Daylight savings starts this Sunday so that should be a fun exercise although it should mean that Sam will sleep in for an extra hour which will be nice 🙂

Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8 Lens, ISO 200. 2x Electra Compact 400 W Studio Lights. 1 with Softbox Umbrella and 1 with only Reflector.

Nodal Ninja 360 Degree Panoramic Images

Wow! That title is a bit of a mouthful.

This week I have had the fun experience of borrowing a Nodal Ninja (or as Amanda calls it a “Noodle Ninja”)

For those of you who don’t know what this is… It’s basically a device that enables you to pivot around the absolute centre of your lens when you are taking images to stitch together.

unfortunately WordPress doesn’t display these too well since they are really wide, but you get the idea…

All the below images are made up of 22 images stitched together with Photoshop.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, Nodal Ninja, Induro Tripod.

Random People Looking at Card

Not sure what they were looking at but made for a good interaction.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Agfa Vista 200 ISO Film (much expired)

And in Breaking News… Burst Water Main in Manners Mall

Just as I was stepping out the door at work I heard a bang and… Chaos….Lucky I had my camera handy… There is a series on film as well

Would like to be the guy in the digger


Be Free

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film.