Archive for December, 2011

Zoo Shooters

At the Wellington Zoo yesterday and couldn’t help slipping back into street shooting mode 🙂

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 and 80-200 f2.8 Lenses, ISO 400

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Sleeper And Bag With Teeth

Sometimes when you go to shoot one thing something else comes along… The guy with the bag sat on the seat just as I was taking the shot of the sleeper 🙂

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


Kite Day

Boxing Day kite action…

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


Boxing Day Beach

Here are a few shots from Boxing Day… The weather here has been super nice with 28 degree days and no wind, which is rare for Wellington…

There has also been large numbers of Jellyfish floating around the harbor and consequently washing up on the beach. Luckily they are the non fatal kind 🙂

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


Merry Christmas

Even Mrs Chippy was looking christmasy yesterday in the perfect 28 degree heat.

Mrs Chippy was the ships cat on the Endurance which was caught in the ice on Antarctica and later crushed. Harry McNish, whose grave  the cat is on,who  was the ships carpenter (or chippy) adopted the cat who became known as Mrs Chippy, a name that stuck even after it was discovered the Mrs Chippy was a boy.

Tragically when the ship was destroyed the cat was shot since only essential supplies could be taken…

Harry McNish was one of the small crew selected to go to try and find help to rescue the crew… Frank Worsley wrote a book called Shackleton Boat Journey which described the adventure.

I have a bit of family link to this as currently one of my uncles is in Antarctica restoring the historic sites used by people like Shackleton.

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


Pomare Half Frame

Half Frame pano of the housing estate destruction at Pomare in Lower Hutt.

Canon Demi S Half Frame, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Double Sleepers

The amusing thing about this image is that about 20 metres away is a massive Christmas tree with loads of bean bags to lay on which would have been much more comfortable 🙂

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


Hats And Bubbles

Cuba Street again… It seems to be the week of good hats

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


Style

Love their style…Seen on Cuba Street…

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


No God

Not very often you see a Lamborghini parked up in Wellington… Especially one with “Team Satan Racing” written on it…

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


Statue Stare Down

Its always a bit disquieting being stared down by a statue…

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


Batman?

Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time… Walking past someones photo shoot in the back of Leftbank Mall.

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