Archive for March, 2011

Whats Going On?

Film is great for surprises… I didn’t notice what was going on in this image until I was just about to post it with the set of images from the Performance Arcade from a couple of weeks ago.

So what is happening in this image?… Really I have no idea… Anyone want to have a guess?

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



Waiting For The Bus

People waiting for the bus on Manners Street (Formally Manners Mall)

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


Some Feet

Spotted these feet just chillin out…

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


Homage To The Alley

As I have mentioned a couple of days ago this Alley has been gated off and the graffiti painted over. A friend sent me THIS ARTICLE which says the whys and hows. I have to say the whys are pretty dumb…

Anyway here goes some shots from the last couple of years…

 

Lots of different Cameras and Lenses and Stuff and Things


Yet More Sleepers

Seems I cant go anywhere these days without catching a couple of sleepers as I go… These are from last weekends roll of film and Im pretty sure I got another couple this weekend as well… May have to make this into its own category after the death of “The Alley”

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


Death Of An Alley

So for those of you who read this blog regularly (you know who you are) will know that this alley is a source of great photographic material and indeed has its own category. The graffiti changes on a weekly basis and small installations of broken things crop up to be photographed before disappearing hours later.

Well I guess someone got annoyed at the above coolness and possibly the rank smell of urine and empty paint cans which wasn’t so cool and has put up and padlocked gates at either end 😦

Oh Well RIP The Alley…

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


Fountain

This was a bit of a lens flare and shutter speed test I did the other day. I think Rollei did pretty damn well!

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


Waiting

Waiting for customers before the start of the Dragon Boat racing last weekend…

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


A Couple Of Graffiti Artists At Work

Spotted these guys while wandering around in the weekend..

 

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


Rollei Police Pan

Panning shots with most cameras can be difficult… When your camera is inverted left to right you pretty much have to wing it.

Still even though I missed most of the car the part I did get was pretty bang on… Might have to try it again.

They were racing up to Manners Street where yet another person had been hit by a bus after then whole road layout change thing from late last year… I have that image for another post.

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


Mushrooms

Mushrooms spring up in the most unusual places…

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


Monopod Man

Saw this guy scoping out places to shoot just before a lunchtime concert at Frank Kits Park. They were supposed to be recording a song for the Christchurch Earthquake with a big crowd participation but it didn’t look like too many people turned up and I got bored and wandered off to go shoot elsewhere… I walked back past as they were packing up so basically missed the main event so I wonder if they got a good turnout?

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


London Street Photography Festival Entry? And A Shot Of Me.

I have been thinking of entering this competition for a little while now and there is only a week and a half to go before entries close… Any images people liked or were memorable? Cant be a posed shot which is most of what I do anyway and can be a single image or a set of images…

Let me know

Cheers

Here’s the link to the competition: http://londonstreetphotographyfestival.org/competitions/street-photography-award/entry-information-open

Here’s a shot that Andrew aka Saturday Harrasser took of me when we were out shooting after the rugby 7’s earlier in the year. Shot with a Nikon D700 and processed using Silver Effects Pro to look like Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film (which was what I was shooting that night). There’s not many shots of me I actually like but this is definitely one of them and I have to say that the film grain is pretty damn close to what Delta 3200 actually looks like… Good work Andrew we should got out shooting again some time…

Si aka DarkHalide


Sleepers Seem To Occur In Sets Of Two

For some weird reason shots of sleeping people seem to happen in sets of two. These two images were taken within about 2 minutes of each other.

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


The Performance Arcade 2011

On another wander around the waterfront we (Samantha and I) came across this series of art installations. Samantha was very interested and kept wanting to go back and look some more. You can see her hanging out of the backpack in a window reflection in one of the shots with the photography studio.

I think my favorite images is the very last one…

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


Pigeon Swarm

Samantha in the backpack really didn’t like this… It was a point and shoot moment… well as point and shoot as you can get with a Rollei

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


A Spot Of Fishing

A bit more waterfront action from the weekend. He had to leave shortly after I took this shot due to the swimming leg of a triathlon going straight through where he was fishing.

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


Return Of The Rollei

Rollei has been away for the last 3 weeks having some repairs done as well as a bit of a general service… The Rollei withdrawal has been a bit harsh but the 35mm fix has been helping to stop the cold sweats and occasional bouts of shakes.

Anyway I got it back last week and have put about 3 rolls of film through it already and I’m feeling much better…

There is some sort of Karate tournament on at the moment so there are people doing stuff like this all over the city

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


Wrapped Bike

Bike and trees all wrapped up with fliers for the Fringe Festival I think…

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


Panda In Tight Gold Shorts?

Lunch time wander this time… Sometimes stuff just jumps out at you like this guy… I’m assuming that he was on a stag type deal and his friends made him dress this way but you never know…

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


More Waterfront Action. Rowers This Time

So I went down to the waterfront again before work on Sunday this time with my trust Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 hoping to catch a bit more from the Dragon Boat racing that was going on the day before. Unfortunately they weren’t there but the rowers were just coming back after a mornings training.

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


Dragon Boats

On one of my many before work wanders (I no longer work so these have now become extinct, RIP) I came upon a training session for the upcoming Dragon Boat races. Armed with only my trust Nikon F5 and a 50mm f1.8 lens I set about trying to capture the event in a very short window of opportunity before I was supposed to be at work.

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


Windy In Wellington

Been a bit windy here in Wellington lately…

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


Sharks In The Pool Hall

Couple of shots from my work leaving drinks…

 

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