Archive for July, 2012

Fort Balance At Night

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.

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


Sunset

The sun going down on another Urbex adventure…

Nikon D90, 80-200 f2.8 Lens.


Explorer Self Portrait

A bit of Urbex from yesterday…

Nikon D90, Tamron 12-24mm Lens, ISO 200, Torch.


Zoo Bottoms

 

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


Playing With Time Lapse

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 πŸ™‚

They are just video with no sound sorry 😦

 

 

Nikon D90, ISO 125 1 Exposure Every 5 seconds.

 


Playground Rocking Horse

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.

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


Time Lapse From Photo Shoot With Bev Short

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 πŸ™‚

Music by Ben Capp


Zoo Poo

At the Giraffe talk at the Zoo… Apparently the smell of the stored poo was a bit much for some…

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


Adventures In Assisting: Out Of The Box

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 πŸ™‚ 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 ParkinsonΒ  (model) and Matt Middleton (make-up) turned up which gave me some time to take some shots of everything.

Enjoy

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.

Catering Trolley

Make-up under scrutiny.

Wood particle placement.

Eye lashes Matt made from peacock feathers.

Costume alterations.

More costume alterations.

Hair alterations.

Instruction.

Shooting.

Stand in.

Final Set-up.

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.


Climbing

From before the “No Climbing” sign went up…

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


No Climbing

I guess this spot has been officially shut down 😦

To see this being climbed on look here πŸ™‚ https://darkhalide.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/civic-square-parkour/

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


Lookout

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…

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