Caught up with these guys just as they were finishing up with their rally. Their rallys always tend to have a high number of police.
Sometimes you don’t have to go out to get images… Sometimes they come to you.
This happened just along the road from where I live within view of my house. I waited until the ambulance had left before I headed down wondering how the police would feel about me being there taking photos. I needn’t have worried as at least three police officers came up to me (thinking I was busted) but only to talk about my camera 🙂
It appeared the car lost control going round the corner, rode up the bank and flipped onto its roof. The corner had just been resealed a couple of days before and it still didn’t have its top layer on yet as well as being wet but they may have just been going too fast…
No one was killed but not sure how badly hurt they were.
Took the RZ out to the cemetery in the weekend loaded with some Pan F+ 50 ISO Film to see how it would handle… I have to say I like the results 🙂
The other week Fergus (Cunningvision) organised to be let into Wellingtons old Fever Hospital/Chest Hospital. There is talk that the SPCA is going to be taking it over and we thought it would be a good opportunity to document it before there were any changes made.
The place is supposed to be haunted and the night after we were there the Strange Occurrences Paranormal Investigation Group spent the night. I have to say that there was an eerie feeling to the place.
I have to say that this is one of the cooler places we have been to photograph and unfortunatley we both had prior arrangements so we couldn’t stay as late as we would have otherwise done.
Re-shoot will be done 🙂
In Normandale Wellington…
Spotted this guy taking a shot of the back of the Occupy Wellington tent site (at least that’s what I think he was taking)
Some shots from the Occupy Wellington Protest… These were pretty early on and seem to have gotten much bigger as the week has gone on…
Saw this girl wedging herself into this gap to pose for a photo by her friend and couldn’t help but get one too 🙂
Went out yesterday to put a roll of film through my new (second hand) Mamiya RZ67 and 180mm f4.5.
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not really going to use this as a street shooting camera but I was testing to see how it would handle and to make sure it was all good 🙂
The 180mm lens kind of threw me after shooting pretty much nothing but an 80mm for the last year or so not to mention the rectangular aspect ratio.
I still have to get used to it but its a freaking sweet camera… I cant get over how bright the matte screen is compared to the 50 year old one thats in my Rollei (apparently you can put the RZ one into the Rollei with a but of tweaking)
Next its time to try some studio stuff and maybe some colour film…
The shot of the guy reading is a good example of how sharp this lens is… Its not a particularly good shot but if you look at second shot you can pretty easily see that he is reading Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (which is one of my favorite books… I have signed first edition 🙂 )
Got a new camera last night, a Mamiya RZ67 Pro 1 with a 180mm f4.5 Lens (equivalent to about a 90mm on 35mm).
It makes my Rollei look pretty small by comparison. Cant wait to go and take some shots with it 🙂
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Some more practice shots with the ring-flash…
Maypole dance from the spring festival at Emily’s school. Pity about the HT line in the background 😦
I haven’t done one of these for a while…
This one was taken from Fort Buckley on the night before we did the painting with light.
I have to say that this is the most prepared sleeper that I have found so far. He was pretty much covered in sunblock which almost made him look like a sun loving zombie 🙂
About a month ago there was a large inner city fire which Cunningvision caught a few shot of (you can see them here). I went up the next day to see what I could see. The house was up a million steps and I had Sam on my back, by the time I got to the top of the hill I was seeing stars 🙂
What was worse was that there wasn’t any good vantage points but I did manage to get one of the neighbors and security guard.
The house was abandoned and empty at the time it went up.
Navel fleet coming into the harbor.
Not entirely sure what was going on here…
A couple of weeks ago while the girls were at judo I bumped into the All Blacks (Rugby Team) Roadshow which was traveling round New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup.
These shots were all taken as the All Blacks were arriving and people were trying to get a better view…
Sleeper on Courtenay Place a couple of weeks ago…
Some more shots from the Rollei/Ringflash duo… Yes the last one is me 🙂
Last weekend the New Zealand Navy was in Wellington port to present their colours to the parliament for their 70th anniversary (yes our Navy is only 70 years old). All the ships except one on active duty were there and although there is only seven in the fleet it still made for a rather impressive display.
The ships were all open to the public but I didnt get a chance to go and have a look.
This image was taken just after they had docked…
Its been raining here for the last 3 days pretty much non stop so not much shooting going on. Here goes a shot from when it was sunny 🙂