Archive for May, 2012

Window, Cafe, Window, Street

Its like a window sandwich with a side of street 🙂 .

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


Sheep Run

An old abandoned sheep run that used to be used to load sheep onto sheep trucks

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


Sleeper And Sculpture

I’ve seen this guy sleep here before… Not sure what the appeal of sleeping on stone under the watchful eye of a stone pig is…

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


Foggy Circus Aotearoa

For the last couple of weeks we have had a circus (Circus Aotearoa) set up on the field across from where I live. I had been meaning to photograph it at some stage but hadn’t really gotten round to it until I looked out the window one night and saw that a heavy fog had rolled in. Unfortunately once I had got my tripod and camera it was starting to disappear.

I went out anyway but it never came in as much…

We tried to get tickets to take the kids but it had sold out 😦 I heard it was really good. We ended up having our own circus at home to appease two disappointed children, one of whom has asked to have a circus every day since so it cant have been that bad 🙂

 

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

 


Road

 

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


Dog On The Waterfront

 

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


Negative Space Shadow

The light around town has been amazing of late as we start the slide towards winter. Unfortunately since most of my chances to go shooting are in the late afternoon they are starting to turn into night shoots… Rollei doesn’t handle street in the dark particularly well so I might have to start carrying my trusty F5 around as well in order to get some more street shots.

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


Tire Swing

 

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


Wooden Sculpture

While stopping in Carterton for a bite to eat I noticed this sculpture with the light hitting it just right.

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


Whats The Time

Corner of Cuba Street and Manners Mall, Wellington

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


Boxcar

Boxcar in Carterton taken at almost the worst time of day 🙂

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


Chalking?

Believe it or not this wall was full of writing. Guess it was the same tonal range as the wall…

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


Fuzzy Sleeper

This sleeper came prepared… Great furry sleeping bag!

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


Sleeper, Reader and Two Birds

It seems like it has been raining forever so I cant even remember when I took this shot, probably a couple of weekends ago.

The main thing I liked about this one was the two seagulls perched on the heads of the two birds 🙂

 

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


Picture Of Self In Ball

I have finally managed to catch up on all my developing and scanning and we are back onto new stuff this week…Yay!…

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


Last one from the archives… Have some new stuff ready to go for Monday 🙂

Darkhalide Photography


Yet another “How it was done” post…This time for my entry in the Canon Photo5 competition under the brief “bubblegum portrait”

This was my entry… Just incase you missed it 🙂

Anyway the brief was…

Bubblegum/Portraiture

This brief has one rule:

Feature bubble gum in a portrait. How you or your subject use the bubble gum is up to you. If you need more gum, visit your friendly local convenience store.

Note: For this competition we’re defining a portrait as any shot where a person is the main subject.

Once again it seems simple enough….

I wanted to do something that was entirely pink but a real soft kinda pastel pink which would tie in with the colour of the bubble being blown.

After a couple of days thinking about it I kept coming back to the idea of someone blowing a bubble while being surrounded by bubbles… I know…

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Dead Flower

An old one playing with extension tubes…

Finished developing and scanning film last night so we should be back to new stuff soon… Promise 🙂

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, PK-12 Extension Tube.


Beards

More old stuff… This was taken at the end of the ACDC concert at the stadium in Wellington.

These two guys were heckling me as I was taking photos… In an amusing way not a bad way 🙂

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film.


Bubble Girl

This week is rapidly turning into a week of retrospective…

This from 2010 and the last Cuba Street Carnival…

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 400 ISO Film.


Kaikoura

So I managed to finish off a roll of film last night but haven’t had a chance to develop it yet so its another one of my favourites from a few years ago.

This was taken in Kaikoura in the South Island and is all that is left of a old customs building… This was on a borrowed 6×6 camera that was only worth about $30NZ

Lubitel 166U Camera, Fuji Velvia 50 ISO Film.


Chess Battle

I haven’t been out shooting much at the moment mostly due to weather and having a cold so I thought I would re-post a picture from a few years ago.
This is one of the first shots I got after I decided to become a street photographer and always carry my camera around with me… After this I was pretty much hooked! 🙂

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


Adventures In Assisting: Wind, Birds and Duct Tape

Another shoot with Bev Short, who currently has her “All Woman”  exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, if you are in Wellington you should go and see it, some of the shoots are on this blog. This one was for her new Tattoo project.

This is one of those shoots that should be pretty straight forward but end up being anything but…

Driving up to the location the weather started to look ominous and as soon as I pulled in it started to rain. I was there first so started scouting around for an indoor location just in case the rain didn’t stop but luckily by the time everyone else got there it had stopped enough to go on with the original location.

Bev and Matt Middleton (SFX make-up) had spent an afternoon constructing a set of angel wings that were going to be put on the model, Andre, using duct tape (see images 3 and 4). The initial setup went well apart from the strong wind that started blowing, luckily Andre’s cousin came along with him and ended up holding the 5 foot softbox from blowing away for a couple of hours.

With wings held on with a roll of duct tape Andre came out and stood on his mark only to have the wings pretty much destroyed by the wind which led to about an hour and another couple of rolls of tape being used to hold them in place.

Once this was sorted out the next element was a dove (we only got 3) which was to be captured just as it was taking off from Andres outstretched hands… The cool thing about the doves was that once they were released they were homing and just went back to their roost… Unfortunately they were a bit camera shy and didn’t take direction too well and 1 especially liked turning its head round nearly 360 degrees which was a bit unnerving.

So after all the doves had been released we were pretty much done… Hopefully with not too much damage to Andres back taking off the wings 🙂

You can see the final image on Bevs blog HERE

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Nikon D90, 24 f2.8 Lens.


The Adelaide

Newtown landmark pub “The Adelaide” was condemned earlier this year as being structurally unsound in the case of an earthquake and is just sitting there waiting to be demolished or structurally reinforced. After all the earthquakes in Christchurch there have been quite a number of buildings condemned around Wellington this year.

The second shot was taken through a dirty window, it looks like they left in a bit of a hurry…

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


Statue Climbing

 

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