Archive for April, 2012

N0LAWZ

I nearly got run over while getting into position to take this shot… I walked around the car parked in front of this one just as a car was coming along, this road is pretty narrow and I had to push up against the car to avoid being hit…and yes I did squeal like a little girl…

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


Adventures In Assisting: All Woman Gallery Opening

Last Thursday was the opening of Bev Short’s “All Woman” exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery here in Wellington. I do a bit of assisting for Bev and had helped with a fair few of the images in the exhibition.

It was pretty damn cool to see them big and framed as a series.

Well done Bev!

Of course I took my Rolleiflex and with some 400 ISO film pushed to 3200 took several rolls during the night. Gallery lighting is not your friend when it comes to photography 🙂

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film pushed to 3200 ISO , CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


30 Years Nuclear Free

A couple of weekends ago it was the 30th anniversary of New Zealand being nuclear free… I’m hoping that these were some of the original  activists from 30 years ago

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


Former Home For Boys

Spotted this one wandering around… The entire rest of the block has been demolished so I guess this one is protected…

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


Lights Against A Darkish Sky

I really liked how this shot turned out even if it hurts my eyes since the lights are only just discernible from the sky…

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


Peace Walking

I couldn’t think of a better post to put up on ANZAC ( Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) day where we remember all the people who fought in the various wars…

Least we forget.

Peace.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford Hp5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Printing Goodness

So the other day I went and did some printing in a community darkroom… After a few problems I finally managed to get into the swing of things and get some prints done.

The bigger prints are on 16×20 glossy heavyweight paper and the smaller ones are on 8×10 glossy heavyweight paper. Overall I was pretty happy with the results especially since this was the first time I had darkroom printed any of my Rolleiflex negatives… They were super nice 🙂

This shot does these prints no justice at all 🙂

Nikon D90, Tokina 19-35mm Lens, ISO 400.


Chair On Roof

You know you are heading into student housing areas when…

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


Abandoned

Another abandoned building. This one seen while driving through Featherston…

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


Darkroom Day!

Today I am heading to a darkroom for 10 hours of printing madness… Wish me luck 🙂

This is a shot I took last time I was there in August 2010… Its been a while.

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film.


Raining Again

It seems that winter is not too far off…

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


A Moment Of Zen?

I’m loving the afternoon light at the moment 🙂

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


Clothesline

Washing line outside another abandoned earthquake prone building…

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


A Bit Of Powerboat Racing

There was Powerboat racing in the harbour yesterday and I thought it would be a good chance to test out my Nikon 80-200 f2.8 lens which has a pretty serious amount of fungus in it with my Nikon D90. Luckily the light was on my side so I didn’t have to worry too much about lens flare.

As we were walking to a good vantage point the race started and on the second turn two of the boats collided resulting in one of them overturning… I saw it happen but didn’t have a camera out so only got the aftermath.

Anyway I was reasonably happy with the way the lens handled and even sniped a couple of portrait shots of the crowd 🙂

 

Nikon D90, 80-200 f2.8 Lens, ISO 400.


Empty

Art on the wall and all that is left is empties…

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


The Artist Formally Known As Cunningvision

But now just Fergus Cunningham

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


Manse

At the back of an old church in Newtown…

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


Quick Release Bike Theft

I hate it when this happens…

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


Bus Station Backlight

This was taken last Tuesday afternoon as I wandered around for 30 minutes while the girls were at ballet. The light was spectacular and I ended up taking a whole roll (12 shots) which is pretty unheard of for me 🙂 .

This was taken using the time honoured “I’m waiting for you to walk past but really I am taking your photo” method.

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


More Outdoor Indoor Living

Some more outdoor indoor living… This one was in a abandoned building behind the hospital.

It was taken through a window which gave it the fake tilt/ shift look.

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


Happy Easter

Found this one from my archives… It was an assignment from university where we had to photograph an egg…

Happy Easter!

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Fuji Sensia 100 ISO Film, Nikon Coolscan 5000 Scanner.


Coffee Fail

I haven’t seem many sleepers about recently so and I had to grab this one quickly as a member of staff was hovering nervously in the background who had obviously been told to move this guy on :)… Guess the coffee didn’t work so good.

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


Picture Of Self

I haven’t put one of these up for a while… This one is demonstration the sport finder function of the Rolleiflex…

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


Whats Up

 

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