Archive for February, 2011

Earthquake News Watchers Wellington

People clustered around Televisions in Wellington as they go home on the night of the Christchurch Earthquake…

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


Narkolepsi Seems to Be Catching

Yet more daytime sleepers…

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


Im Looking At You Looking

I have been thinking of getting this type of shot for a while now… unfortunately on the day I decided to try to get it I had my 20 month old daughter strapped to my back in a backpack. This type of shot requires fading into the background, not being noticed etc… Well Samantha was in fine form yelling at the top of her voice and waving a anything that moved and while this was very cute it meant that mostly people were looking at me rather than what I was hoping they were looking at… This was about the only shot I got… Maybe Next time 🙂

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


Wolverine Vs Police

I guess even superheroes have bad days…

Nikon F5, 50mm F1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Donate to Christchurch Earthquake


Food At The Rugby Sevens

Some more shots from the rugby 7s… This was at about 10pm on Friday night after the final game had finished. As you come down off the concourse there was a Pie Cart and a BBQ serving food to the drunken masses…

I went for a gritty 3200 ISO film to capture a bit of atmosphere rather than blasting in some flash…

Nikon F5, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film (expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Christchurch Earthquake

This happened today at about 1250 in the middle of lunch… Some pics of it here http://www.stuff.co.nz/

Freaky Stuff…

Hearts go out to the people who live there… So close but seeming so far away…

Be Safe…

 


Kids In Trees

I usually don’t take images of kids but couldn’t help myself with this one… The kids were climbing to get a better view of the Rugby 7s fashion show that was going on…

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


Sunset On top Of a Bunker

Looking out towards the South Island of New Zealand from on top of a World War 2 observation post above the Wellington Airport.

The lights are for shipping navigation around the point and into the harbor… I think… 🙂

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


Motor Scooter Portrait

The Yellow Moped at the shop next door seems to have been replaced by this one… I have been waiting for weeks for the right light to take its portrait…

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


A Couple Of Sleepers

A couple of sleepers… The first one is in Civic Square and the second one is trying the time-honored profession of sleep begging on Dixon Street

 

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


This Would Have Been A Good Valintines Day Image

Such is the way with film…Sometimes you just have to wait…

Hope everyone had a good one 🙂

Still haven’t heard back to see if Rollei is fixable yet…Starting to get a bit nervous…

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


Technical Difficulties

I am currently waiting for my Rollei to be assessed by a camera repair person (Phil Jacobs in Petone) due to the fact that the shutter has been lagging a bit which I have mentioned in previous posts. Hopefully it just needs a bit of a clean…Fingers crossed.

It feels a bit weird walking around without it and I keep seeing shots that I am missing… Luckily I have just processed 5 films so I have a few images yet to put up 🙂

Anyway here goes an image of Boba Fett doing a live cross from the rugby 7s catwalk…

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


No Access?

I’m guessing this must be for animals since people aren’t allowed on it?

If you don’t want people to go somewhere why make it easy to go there?

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


Bollywood Filming in Wellington

Caught these guys a couple of weeks ago filming a scene for a movie… This scene involved a bus fallen into a bomb crater… Guess it was mostly CG

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


Shooting Stance…Who’s Best?

A couple of shooters at the Gardens concert…

Who has the best style?

Exhibit A…Looks like a 70-200 f2.8 of some description…Nicely braced for the low light

 

Exhibit B… Some kind of compact zoom with a viewfinder?

Who has the best style?

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Night Concert at the Botanical Gardens

A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter Emily to a late concert at the botanical gardens… They have a mass of lights set up throughout the gardens which is pretty cool to see and I had promised Em I would take her even though it was a couple of hours after her bedtime.

The concert was Newtown Rocksteady and Emily didn’t like it that much mostly because it was quite loud so we didn’t hang out near the stage like I would have preferred but ended up wandering around until the lights came on about 9, two hours after she normally goes to bed.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Top Image Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, all the rest Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


A Bit of Bloggers Block

Brain no work…Hopefully back in brainpan tomorrow

Rolleiflex 2.8 E


Rugby Sevens Costumes Street Styles

Here goes some more shots from the rugby 7’s

I think I like 1 and 6 the best…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Scanned by Noritsu

 


Painting With Light

I did a lot of film processing last night but didn’t get a chance to do any scanning of my rugby sevens films so here’s another filler.

This one was taken last week at the Karori Cemetery with a ND8 filter (3 Stops) and a torch… I was playing around trying to make it look more like daylight than at night…

The ND8 filter has quite a nasty?nice? magenta cast so I had to convert it to Black and White.

 

NIkon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200, Cokin ND8 filter.


Bike Jump Competition Practice

Couple off shots of one of the guys practicing on the jumps across the road from where I live.

These were both shot at 1/500th which leads me to believe that Rollei is due for a bit of shutter maintenance.

The competition was a couple of weekends ago now and unfortunatley I had to work and then it rained before I finished so didn’t manage to get any more shots…

Developing a whole heap of stuff from the Rugby Sevens today so should have more from that tomorrow….

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


Rugby Sevens After Party

The Rugby Sevens wrapped up last night(apparently New Zealand won)  with a street party on Courtneay Place.

The party was supposed to start around 7 so I got there around 730 while it was still light because I wanted to try out Rollei with my Nikon SB80DX Speedlite and once the light drops its pretty much impossible to focus (photos still need to be developed). Lets just say it was pretty dead until 10 when people started surging in from the stadium at the other end of town.

Things started to get good around 11 and I ended up bailing round 12…

Somewhere in the midst of it all one of my developed films went missing from the side pocket of my bag which is pretty gutting especially since I don’t know if it was stolen or if I was just a dumbass and let the pocket open… It was a roll of black and white Ilford Delta 3200 which is a pretty rare film to use and only one place in Wellington develops it so I will give them a call on Monday and see if it turns up… Fingers Crossed.

Anyway here goes a quick selection of shots from D70s… Enjoy

 

 

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, SB80DX Speedlite.


A Bit of Slow Flash Sync

The rugby Sevens are on in Wellington at the moment. Its one of those great times where people dress up get drunk and want there photo taken.

Up outside the stadium we were getting dark stares because we weren’t taking people’s photos and lots of “thank you” when we did… It was a bit weird

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, SB80DX with SC-17 Off Shoe Cord


You Are Here

Bus-stop pointer seen on Manners Mall/Street

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