Archive for January, 2011

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.