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.