Archive for August, 2012

Scanner Flower

More testing using myCanon CanoScan 9000F Scanner as an image making device…

CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Abandoned bike

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

Take Shelter Part 2… Rolleiflex

This is the second part of the post from yesterday now that I have managed to get some more film developed.

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

Take Shelter Part 1

First lot of shots from Take Shelter gig on Saturday.  It was held at the WW2 fortress at Palmers Head which overlooks the airport. I have to say that it was a super sweet location to have a trio of Punk bands.

I got there late and totally missed Johnny and the Felchers as well as the first half of Numbskull.

Still have some film from my Rolleiflex to develop and will hopefully have that sorted by tomorrow…

Check out the bands

And some shots from Alex

this was the only shot I really got of Numbskull.

Great vantage points were to be had.

Last of all was Meth Drinker

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Kodak Tri-x 400 (pushed to 1600)

Palmers Head

Went on a bit of an adventure last night with Fergus and Alex trying to get some more time lapse and long exposures. We started off going to Palmers Head above the Wellington Airport where I set up a time lapse on the roof of the main bunker and then went and did some light painting inside while it was ticking over (still have to process it into video). A few minutes after we arrived a couple on a date turned up with a romantic dinner complete with candles and a chilly bin filled with food. I think having three photographers along probably didn’t help the mood much so we left after about an hour. Fergus did get to share some of there alcohol though 🙂

I’m now have something like three rolls of film to develop from Rollei but I’m now just waiting to get my developing stuff back so I can finally develop them…

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8.

More Scanner Macro

A couple of more tests using my CanoScan 9000F Scanner as a macro camera… The first using a black box and the bottom scanning head only and the second one I mounted a petal to a 35mm slide mount and used the top scanning head which gives much higher resolution.

CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Beacon Pano

The shipping beacon a Point Halswell in Wellington. Slightly over 360 degree view.

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, Nodal Ninja,Photomerge on Photoshop.

Leaf Scan

Still shooting my way through the first roll of film since Rollei’s come back from repair. I was working at Photo Warehouse the other day and talked to a guy on the phone who wanted a scanner to use as a macro. This got me to thinking that I could use my CanoScan 9000F to shine light through stuff, like leaves… Anyway here goes my first attempt with a partially decomposed leaf I found on the steps up to my house 🙂

CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Abandoned Desk

Another shot from my Olympus XA3.

Sometimes black and white just doesn’t capture what you want it to…

Olympus XA3, Fuji Superia 400 ISO Film (expired)

Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #7

Shoot From The Hip Olympus XA3 Styles

Technically Rollei’s back and fixed but here are some more shots from when they were away…

This is usually the camera that stays in the car for those “just in case” moments but it got out and about the week and a half Rollei was away.

Olympus XA3, Fuji Superia Film (expired)

Rollei’s Back!… But I Havent Had A Chance To Shoot Yet :(

So I picked up repaired Rollei on Wednesday afternoon and I have to say that the repair guy did a really good job. As well as fixing the shutter he also gave it a really good clean and fixed up a few other small issues as well as re timing and checking all the shutter speeds.

The unfortunate thing is that since I have picked it up I haven’t been able to get out and shoot and with working both days this weekend the likelihood of getting a full roll through for next week is looking pretty poor.

So that being said here goes a shot from pre-repair Rollei of some timelapsing with my D90 🙂

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

Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #6

Photograph My Left Foot.

I just realised the other day that in the last 30 years my foot has been like this I have never actually taken a photo of it…

I was run over when I was about 8 years old, totally my fault crossing the road without looking. The back wheel of the car ran over my entire foot but skidded over the last two toes basically ripping them off. One was stitched back on and the other was just left as a stump. The doctors had been planning to take the stump off when I was older to make my foot look more normal but I like it the way it is 🙂 . I was told I would never have very good balance on this foot but after a lifetime of skiing and skating my balance is better than most people I know.

I keep forgetting that most people either don’t know or have forgotten about it… Its not a big deal its just part of who I am 🙂

This might be one of the last posts like this since I go and get Rollei back from repair this afternoon 🙂 It had its shutter fixed and a good clean and check so it should be sweet 🙂

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens.

Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #5

Catch Up On Things You Meant To Do Last Year.

This was a series I did last year. Every time Samantha went to sleep in the car I took a photo of her with my Canon half frame camera. I always meant to put them together and this is a bit rough but there you have it… They were taken over a 6 month period.

I am starting to get Rollei withdrawl and walking round with my F5 just isn’t the same 😦

Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Various Films.

Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #4

Take Images Out Car Window

My car camera (Olympus XA3) has been getting a bit more of a workout while Rollei is away…

Olympus XA3, Fuji Superia 400 ISO Film (expired)

Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #3

Make New Stuff With Your Old Stuff

I’ve been playing around with some time lapse stuff lately and all the good looking videos use a movement thing with them…

So I thought “I have lots of photo stuff, I wonder if I can make my own”

Hence the creation below. Its my own custom time lapse movement device. Its made from Tripod, Macro rail, monopod head and a super clamp for a counter balance.

It has a handle in the back that you have to turn manually and its a little jerky but with a bit of practice it might be cool 🙂 The F5 was there because I needed my D90 to shoot this shot.

See below for test video

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens.

Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #2

Pimp Your Pepper Grinder.

The other day I wanted pepper for something, I don’t use pepper much, and the only pepper we have is in a battery powered pepper grinder that was a gift from someone (I cant remember who and if it was you possibly don’t read any further).

The thing about battery powered stuff is that when you want to use it, it is always flat. This one takes something like 8 AAA sized batteries so even if I did want to change then I probably wouldn’t have enough… This was my solution…

Pepper Grinder: Looks pretty but without batteries completely useless.

You thought I was joking when I said it takes 8 AAA batteries…

So it is now broken into its 3 component parts. Power Unit, Peppercorn Storage and Nice looking top bit…

Introducing new power unit, 14.4V Black and Decker Drill…

Attach drill chuck to central column of pepper grinder.

Pepper grinder has now been pimped 🙂

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, Light Tent, 3 x 250w Constant Tungsten Lights.

Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #1

For those of you who follow this blog you probably know that Rollei died in the weekend and is now away being repaired (hopefully), So I thought I would start a “Things to do while your Rolleiflex is away being repaired” series until it comes back (again hopefully fixed).

Make Jewellery Out of Broken Clocks

I have been looking around Op Shops for ages trying to find props for future photo shoots and finally found an old wind up clock to pull apart and turn into jewellery for a  Steampunk shoot. The leather came from another Op Shop purchase of an old belt.

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Light Tent, 3 x 250W Constant Tungsten Lights.

The Day Rollei Died

Sorry to say I have been a bit quiet of late but unfortunately my Rolleiflex decided to up and die on me. Its currently away hopefully being repaired (fingers crossed).

This is probably the shot where it happened.

I will keep you informed on how it is going… Time to do some more experimentation with digital while its away 🙂

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


A few more shots from a last weekend at Fort Balance…

Fergus lining up a shot.

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

Faces In The Sun

I think the guy in the poster spotted me taking this one 🙂

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

Cut Along The Dotted Line

Been seeing these round for a while but finally got round to shooting one 🙂

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

State Asset Sales Protest Cuba Street Wellington 2012

Protest held in Cuba Street Wellington to protest against the government selling off state owned assets.

See the image that Fraser Crichton took HERE

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

Derby Girls


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