Archive for December, 2010

Scrap Yard Cars

These were all shot on Ilford Pan F+ 50 ISO Film, I really love the tonal range of this film… unfortunately after I had developed these and seen how good they were I went to work to stock up only to find that someone had bought all that was left in the fridge… How Rude! I have ordered more but unfortunately it comes from Australia and wont be here before the new year 😦 . I’m going to try pulling Ilford FP4 125 ISO film to 50 ISO and see what results that will give.

 

 

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford Pan F+ 50 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Traffic Photographer on Manners Street

Just after Manners Mall became a bus road this guy turned up for about a week… We initially thought he was there to catch buses that were running red lights but it turns out he was there to take images of cars going through the “Bus Only” section of the road, possibly to give them tickets.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


A Couple of Cemetery Half Frames

A couple more Half Frame panos, this time of a couple of different cemeteries.

The top image is from the cemetery overlooking the Terrace in Wellington and the other is at Karori Cemetery also in Wellington.


I Like how the top images have been run together on this one… It definitely adds a bit of atmosphere to the image.

Canon Demi, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


From Darkness

Couple of shots from Staglands trip a couple of weeks ago…

 

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


More Building Demolition

Another shot from the Lombard parking building looking across to a bit of demolition…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Merry Christmas




Fatherhood Friday 30: Twas The Night Before Christmas… Half Frame Styles

Well kinda the day before christmas and in some parts of the world when I publish this, the day before the night before christmas… Wow that was pretty confusing…

As you can probably guess the girls are all pretty excited and riled up (all 3 of them, big one included).

One last shopping foray to complete for the girls to get each other a present and then its time to kick back and relax… At least until Boxing day when I’m working again.

Canon Demi Half Frame Camera, HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Rainy Night at The Bus Station

While waiting for a friend at the bus station I shot a couple of images… This was by far the best one.

Great eye contact with the camera… I didn’t notice when I took it… I love how film still surprises me from time to time 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Window Dresser Through Window

I seem to be taking lots of images through windows at the moment…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F


Negative Space Portrait

This is definitely one of my favourite shots that I have taken recently.

A portrait within a portrait…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Girl and Bike

Shot outside work…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


A Couple of Half Frame Sequences

Another couple of sequence shots from the loaner Canon Demi Half Frame Camera.

They are both off the first roll I put through it where I stuffed up which way to shoot and had to turn the images in Photoshop…Hence the weird light leaks don’t match up…

I think the person in the first one makes the shot… but that’s just me 🙂

 

Canon Demi, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Bus Casuality on Manners Street

As I was coming back from getting lunch I noticed a group of people clustered around someone on the footpath. As I got closer it turned out to be someone who had just stepped out onto the street without looking both ways (day 3 of the new road layout where buses go both ways on a previously one way street) and was hit by a bus.

Lets just say that this was a really hard image to take and I think this comes across in the image itself… it probably didn’t help that I was shooting 50 ISO film… but I think the camera shake adds some anonymity to the image.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford Pan F 50 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Fatherhood Friday 29: 8 Sleeps til Christmas

Wow! Where did the year go?

Emily is getting very excited and pretty much every night before bed saying “I hope Santa comes tonight”.

The christmas tree has been up for a number of weeks and Samantha has only nearly pulled it over once so far and has been remarkably good about not opening the presents that have started to appear under it from various well organised relatives 🙂

The bike track is still under construction but they have the small people track finished, Emily is getting super fast going around a I can hardly keep up with her on my bike… Looks like there is going to be another daredevil in the family….

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Just Standing Here

Man standing at bus stop…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Bag Slogan

So much going on in this image…took me a while to notice the slogan on the bag.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


It Must Have Been Cold

It must have been a cold night in the Alley…. Not sure how the heating would have helped but you never know…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Sunday Assisting Job

I had an assisting job yesterday with photographer Bev Short… We have done quite a bit of work together and she is reasonably cool with me taking shots like this where usually it would be frowned upon.

It was an image for her book shot around a car wreckers yard… Needless to say we were all filthy by the end of it 🙂

I like that the strobe is in the engine bay… for some reason it amuses me.

More shots of wrecked cars to come…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford Pan F+ 50 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Dancing in Civic Square

Another random weekend “before work” wander…

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


Shadows and Rowers

Another “Before Work” foray down to the waterfront in the middle of winter.

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8, Ilford Hp5+ 400 ISO Film.


More Fire Action on Victoria Street?

Looks like someone must have a faulty fire alarm in their building since this seems to be the 3rd or 4th call out in as many weeks.

I guess it gives these guys some practice.

 

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Boat Sheds at Titahi Bay

A collection of boat Sheds at Titiahi Bay just out of Wellington.

I like how a number of them seem to have dishes to get satellite TV 🙂

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Building Demolition

Building being gutted behind Manners Street… Looks like it used to be a theatre of some sort even though I don’t remember one being there.

The bottom shot is taken from the roof of the Lombard car parking building.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO Film, Canonscan 9000F Scanner.


Staglands Animals

Here are some animal shots from our family trip to Staglands Reserve.

Who knew piggies could be so cute.

Swan out of water.

 

Chicken is coming to get you.

 

Piglets

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 and 80-200 f2.8 Lenses, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F