This series was shot at the same time as yesterdays Rollei shots but with a 19-35mm on my Nikon F5. A much wider angle of view than the Rollei but somehow I like the square images better.
Ok the title is slightly sensationalist but came about from a friend mentioning that there was no one around in the city on Easter Friday and that it was like a Zombie Apocalypse had occurred.
Stuff like that makes me think… I have done some stuff over the years to take people out of the cityscapes (long exposures, multi stitch images) but not really gotten a truly deserted shot that I liked. So when Samantha woke up at 5am on Easter Sunday I decided to go out and try to get some (after Amanda had been woken up).
I left the house at about 730 and 30 seconds later it started to rain so I went back home and got an umbrella and the extra cable release I had forgotten and headed out again.
By the time I had parked the car (plenty of parking at 8am on a public holiday) it was still raining but not too badly so I took a couple of shots on Cuba street then the rain stopped.
There were still a few people around so for lots of the shots I had to wait for a bit and 1 image had to have someone I didn’t see taken out but other than that they are all as taken.
I like the way my eye looks for shapes that might be people since this is how I am used to seeing this scene.
The bike track across the road is still under construction and it seems that they are having problems packing down the bigger jumps.
Problem solved, just drive your car back and forth up and down them… This tactic seems to be working pretty well.
I am hanging out for them to be finished to go shoot some extreme air time… Rollei might have to give way to 7 frames a second F5 and 35mm Film 🙂
Zombies seem to be everywhere these days… This one was spotted at the Capital E Halloween Event for children held at Civic Square. Emily was not very impressed that the zombies were scaring kids (Emily) and we had to leave after only being there a short while 🙂
This is the last series of images from the Zombie Walk on the 30th.
Shot these ones on the Rollei and have left the scans pretty raw and dusty because it kinda suits the theme…
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 pushed to 800 and Ilford Delta 3200 Films.
Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film