Archive for January, 2011

A Bit of Surface Flooding

Driving home from work last Sunday I drove past a drain that consistently floods and in the torrential rain decided to pull over (risking the wrath of being home late) and take some images out the window of cars going past through the large puddle.

Unfortunately there wasn’t a lot of traffic around at that time and after about 10 minutes and only two cars I gave up and went home 🙂

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


That Refreshing Flavour Pt 2

This is part two of yesterdays post…

This was on the next day and I managed to not only get an image but snagged a drink as well 🙂

Free stuff is good even when it is not.

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


That Refreshing Flavour…

A large drinks producer was giving out samples at the bottom of Cuba Street… Missed out on the free sample but got a shot of it being drunk instead.

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


Asleep on Cuba Street

Nothing like a wide brim hat on a hot day for you to be able to go to sleep under…

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


Flowers in The Alley

A lovely bunch of dying flowers left in the Alley amidst the discarded spray cans and empty bottles…

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


Asleep on Victoria Street

I seem to be getting sleeping people on a regular basis… Must be the hot weather…

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


Ships Upon The Water

Spotted this ship being led into harbor by Tug boats on a recent “Drive by Shooting” trip with Cunningvision. It turned out that there were hardly anyone around to take images  of so we settled on capturing the ship before moving on…

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


Willis Street Photographer

The nerve of some people taking photos of people without them knowing using a telephoto lens…Thats like cheating or something… At least it was a Nikon 🙂

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


People on Stairs

One of the many stairways down from The Terrace onto Lambton Quay.

I like how the guy on the left is looking straight at me and the other two are ignoring me…

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


Zoo People Watching

People usually go to the Zoo to look at the animals… I go to look at the people 🙂

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


Girl On Cuba Street

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


Ghosts In The Machine

Finally got round to finishing off a roll of film I had sitting in my Lubitel 2 TLR Camera.

Lets just say it has a problem with light leakage… It did however give some interesting images with bits burned out of them…

Lubitel 2 Camera, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film (expired) Shot at different ISO’s because I forgot what film was in the camera, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Somes Island Ferry Passengers

Passengers on the Somes Island ferry.

Enclosed spaces where everyone is together are great, people don’t even realise they are having their photo taken… Not the best shot and could do with a better crop but I like the expression and interaction.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4+ 125 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000 F Scanner.


Airport Watchers

Picking a friend up at the airport is always a good opportunity to take some more images of people.

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


Painting With Light

Its been a while since I have done any light painting so when Fergus and I were out shooting the other night I spotted this cool piece of art and decided to give it a bit of light treatment.

Unfortunately the Rollei lens wasn’t quite wide enough to catch the whole mural but I have some shots with a 19mm Lens on my F5 which should give quite a bit more angle.

Test shot on digital

Shot on Rollei

Colour Image: Nikon D70s, 19-35mm Lens, ISO 200. f16 @ 15 Seconds

Black and White Image: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.  f16 @ 30 Seconds


Giraffe Sequence

Was talking to someone the other day about taking images of giraffes and he was complaining about not being able to get a close shot even though he was using a 300mm lens… So I was at the zoo the other day and after I shot a couple of shots on the Rollei (which I still have to develop) I threw a 50mm lens onto the D70s to see what I could get…

Lets just say I got a bit of a surprise when he came up and tried to eat my camera strap 🙂

I had to stop shooting because he came too close and was closer than the minimum focusing range of the lens…

Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200, f3.2 at 1/1250 Seconds


CD Listener on Lambton Quay

I don’t remember the last time I saw someone listening to a portable CD player… Don’t get me wrong I’m sure there are still lots of people who do… I just don’t seem to see them…

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


Divebombed By Gulls On Somes Island

More shots from Somes/ Matiu Island. These are taken with my trusty Nikon D70s and with an 18-70mm Len.

Most of these birds have nests at the best vantage points on the island…Places I wanted to go to take some nice panoramic shots of the island from high up… needless to say I didn’t get to take the images I wanted but made do with taking shots of the gulls instead.

No gulls were hurt or nests disturbed during the capturing of these images.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200, f4.5 at 1/4000th of a second


Playing With Blending Layers and Textures

Cruising through some blogs the other day I came across one (Shadowhouse Creations)which had a whole heap of textures and blending tutorials, Awesome!. I had a bit of a play with a couple of images I shot on the Rollei a couple of weeks ago. Lets just say I’m not a subtle kinda guy 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4+ 125 ISO Film rated at 50 ISO, CanoScan 9000F Scanner, Heaps of Photoshop…


Same Corner Different Day

It seems I have been hanging out at this corner quite a lot lately

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


Rainy Day

A couple of rainy day street portraits on the corner of Manners Street and Victoria Street.

I like going out on rainy days, people seem more surprised that you are taking their photo and the light is usually much less harsh than when it is sunny. I usually find the end of a covered section of pavement and take photos of people walking in the rain.

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


Baby Factory Delivery Door

Um so this is where they deliver the babies?

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


Somes Island Gull and Lighthouse

A shot from my trip to Somes/Matiu  Island last week.

At first glance nothing special until you realize that this is a fixed lens camera with a focal length of a 50mm on 35mm film. I think the focus put the gull at around 4 feet from where I was standing which is nearly as close as the Rollei will focus. The Gulls were nesting with offspring and were pretty territorial… more on that in another post…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Jandal and Punk

On the corner of Manners Street and Victoria Street. I love when you get a prop that people think you are shooting like the Jandal (Shoe) in the bottom left hand corner.

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