10 minute exposure at Fort Balance. This is the last shot Rollei took before having a bit of a malfunction which meant the 20 minute exposure didn’t come out 😦 Might be time to send Rollei away for a bit of a service.
The sun going down on another Urbex adventure…
A bit of Urbex from yesterday…
I managed to get out last night and have a play around with some more time lapse stuff… Its all a bit experimental at the moment but was trying using long exposures… Let me know what you think or if you have any pointers 🙂
They are just video with no sound sorry 😦
Nikon D90, ISO 125 1 Exposure Every 5 seconds.
I found this out the back of a motel in Lower Hutt… It was on a lean in front of a pile of broken wood… Unfortunately the light was super bright so I will have to go back sometime to get some better shots.
Here goes the Time Lapse I took a couple of weeks ago with Bev Short.
One shot was taken every 15 seconds over the duration of the two day shoot.
This is my first effort with video and its a bit rough but you have to start somewhere 🙂
Music by Ben Capp
At the Giraffe talk at the Zoo… Apparently the smell of the stored poo was a bit much for some…
Another shoot with Bev Short for her NZ Tattoo project. This one was using the storeroom in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery here in Wellington as a set and we got to have it for a couple of days so things wouldn’t be too hectic especially since we were basically building a set for the shoot.
The main element of the set was the packing crate which I ended up making (and then destroying). The day I took the finished crate (unbroken) to Bevs we found out that breaking it was going to be a bit problematic. No matter how hard I stomped on the thing it just wouldn’t break, next came the hammer (that was possibly the smallest hammer I have ever seen) and after about 15 minutes it was starting to look a bit more demolished, although I managed to pull a muscle in my shoulder doing it (must be getting old).
Since this shoot was going to be inside over two days I thought it would be fun to set up my D90 as a time lapse camera to show what goes on (the video is done and just getting a custom music track from my friend Ben Capp) and should be up later this week 🙂 Its the entire photoshoot from empty storeroom to empty storeroom in 3 minutes.
The first day was building the set and initial lighting set-up which went pretty smoothly complete with fake dust and occasional issues with light bulbs.
Day two and Gillian Parkinson (model) and Matt Middleton (make-up) turned up which gave me some time to take some shots of everything.
See finished image HERE
Box before destruction
Box after attempted destruction
Box in position on the set.
Bev posing for the time lapse camera
The time lapse camera up above the shoot and looking out to the gallery.
Custom dust placement.
Make-up under scrutiny.
Wood particle placement.
Eye lashes Matt made from peacock feathers.
More costume alterations.
Square Shots: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
35mm Shots: Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 and 35mm f2 Lenses, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film Pushed to 1600 ISO, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
From before the “No Climbing” sign went up…
I guess this spot has been officially shut down 😦
To see this being climbed on look here 🙂 https://darkhalide.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/civic-square-parkour/
Been super busy of late developing film and putting together a time lapse of a shoot I was assisting at from the weekend (my computer really doesn’t like video). Here is a shot from my Zoo visit during the school holidays…
Book sales are great for taking shots on a Rollei. For a start everyone is looking at books and then with Rollei you are also looking down so people just assume you are also looking at books 🙂
Usually they are not so well lit though…
With the school holidays on we took the girls to the zoo. I love going to the zoo but mostly for the people 🙂
While the girls were at the chimpanzee talk I went and checked out the lion enclosure. This was the first time I had seen the lions up close to the viewing window, wow they are big!
I went on a train adventure with my girls and a friend in the school holidays and wouldn’t you know it someone fell asleep just across the carriage.
I couldnt resist 🙂
The underpass between the bus terminal and the train station.
I have been finding lots of reflective surfaces around lately. I think this one is some sort of speaker system…
Bus station walk-by.
Walking past the Sunday vegetable market I spotted this person getting a stern talking to from the police…
I put up a shot of this sculpture about a week ago (See it HERE) and how I thought it would become my nemesis due to the fact that I had already missed some shots around it and could see no way of hanging around it without looking suspicious. As it turned out I didn’t need to worry :).
Snapped this while sitting at a cafe with Julian Ward on Cuba Street.
Crap I just noticed I spelled Mamiya wrong in the title… Just fixed it 🙂
Camera face off
Shot on the fly…