Post Zombie Apocalypse Wellington

Ok the title is slightly sensationalist but came about from a friend mentioning that there was no one around in the city on Easter Friday and that it was like a Zombie Apocalypse had occurred.

Stuff like that makes me think… I have done some stuff over the years to take people out of the cityscapes (long exposures, multi stitch images) but not really gotten a truly deserted shot that I liked. So when Samantha woke up at 5am on Easter Sunday I decided to go out and try to get some (after Amanda had been woken up).

I left the house at about 730 and 30 seconds later it started to rain so I went back home and got an umbrella and the extra cable release I had forgotten and headed out again.

By the time I had parked the car (plenty of parking at 8am on a public holiday) it was still raining but not too badly so I took a couple of shots on Cuba street then the rain stopped.

There were still a few people around so for lots of the shots I had to wait for a bit and 1 image had to have someone I didn’t see taken out but other than that they are all as taken.

I like the way my eye looks for shapes that might be people since this is how I am used to seeing this scene.

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


8 responses

  1. These are very nice photographs Simon. It could only happen two days a year.

    26/04/2011 at 11:38

    • Cheers Julian… Its good when a plan come together 🙂

      26/04/2011 at 13:13

  2. Fantastico…. particularly no.2, Coco Cola might buy that one….. tagline, “Even Zombies have to drink….. Coco Cola”…..

    26/04/2011 at 20:56

    • I just read an article that said Zombies wouldn’t actually eat brains because the human jaw couldn’t crush the skull to get them… you gotta love the internet… It was from the Zombie Research Society

      27/04/2011 at 17:10

  3. Saturday Harrasser

    Awesome and reeeal creepy at the same time.

    I Should get my lazy ass outta bed and give it a try ……..probably not.

    04/05/2011 at 18:12

    • Wait for public holiday…You dont have to get up so early 🙂

      05/05/2011 at 11:51

  4. I favour 1 and 4. I think to get the Zombie Apocalypse feel, you probably need a tumbleweed or an abandoned baby stroller in the frame, I like the idea, maybe I’ll give it a shot sometime 🙂

    19/06/2011 at 01:32

    • Cheers. I think I waited something like 20 minutes to get 4 it was the most problematic shot of the bunch… Glad you liked it 🙂

      21/06/2011 at 20:34

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