Archive for February, 2012

Road Cones

I drove past this on my way into town for my usual Saturday shooting session, had to pull over and go back. Unfortunately it was hard to get an angle and I ended up nearly getting run over several times trying to get a shot…

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


Happy Girls

Took this last week. Totally didnt realise they were looking at me until I develop and scanned it… So much for being low profile 🙂

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


Happy Valentines Day

Saw this in the weekend and had to take the shot for todays post…

Hope you have a good one!

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


Bowlarama Wellington 2012

I ended up going to the Wellington Bowlarama competition in the weekend and was seriously blown away by the level of skating. A friend of mine challenged me to get a shot of someone getting air out of the bowl using Rollei (Bowlarama-10 is definitely my favourite) so I went and stood up against the fence and watched for most of the day.

Since Rollei doesn’t have any kind of motor-wind you pretty much only get one shot so it was a case of pre focusing on one spot and then waiting for something to happen in that spot. After a while it got a bit easier to predict where certain skaters did their tricks, helped quite a bit by watching where the pro photographers went and apart from people standing directly in front of me from time to time it was cool.

The nice thing was that in between heats one of the pro photographers came over and had a chat about his Rollei that he had just had serviced and was saying about how good it was for street photography 🙂

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


Trials Styles

Yesterday I went to the Bowlarama skate competition (big post coming tomorrow if I get all the images processed) and about half way through I remembered that I had parked my car on a 2 hour park and that was something like 3 hours ago. Luckily no ticket when I got back to it and snapped this guy doing trials stuff on his bike on the way back…

I ended up shooting all the film I had with me at the comp long before it ended 🙂

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


Adventures In Assisting

A couple of weeks ago (it always seems to take a couple of weeks) I did another assisting job with Bev Short for her new project. I didn’t get too much of a chance to take photos on this one as we were a bit rushed due to the fact that even though it is the middle of summer it was stupid cold and then one of the lights wouldn’t communicate so I ended up hand holding a speedlite as a rim light.

Matt Middleton the SFX makeup artist did a great job of turning a mask into a head, dubbed “Bob”,as well as doing all of Steve Francis  makeup

The most amusing part was when we were just about to leave, a car pulled up and three guys got out and were a bit shocked by Steves appearance since he was still fully made up and asked him if he was alright… Wish I had got some shots of that 🙂

All in all another fun shoot and I think the final image turned out pretty damn good 🙂

Final image on Bevs blog HERE

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8


Leica Shooter

Spotted this guy with a Leica M9 out taking shots in the weekend…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak Portra 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


This Is My Camera There Are Many Like It…

This is a shot I took for a post on my Rolleiflex on Sweet Photos Bro… Go check out the full post at the Sweet Photos Bro blog  HERE


Waiting

 

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


Rugby Sevens

One of the shots I took during the Rugby Sevens competition over the weekend… If you aren’t familiar with Rugby Sevens its a seven aside short rugby tournament which is run over a couple of days… The fans all dress up and it is pretty much one big party…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak Portria 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


Of Times Forgot

I love finding stuff like this where nature is slowly reclaiming what humans have placed in the landscape… This is only a couple of minutes from the centre of Wellington…

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


Occupy Wellington Before And After Eviction

Occupy Wellington Got evicted the other day. It was pretty much going to happen as the city tried to tidy its image for the Rugby 7’s. I missed the actual eviction which was apparently a bit heated but have put together some before and after shots… They aren’t exact since I was doing it completely from memory from a few months ago but you get the idea.

In the 5th shot you can see a guy on a bike talking to the security guard… The same guy is one of the original protestors in the shot below :)… There was no animosity and they were just having a chat.

I like how chilled out Wellington is sometimes 🙂

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