Posts tagged “50mm



This was an image I made for a friends birthday invite but I ended up framing it for her as well.

Its every pair of glasses she has ever worn πŸ™‚

All glasses were shot on aΒ product lightΒ table individually and then put together in Photoshop.


Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200


The Rose… Part 2… Digital

This is the second part of the rose that I found on the beach last week.

This time I was playing with light fall-off with a saftbox directly above and very close to the rose.


Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 100.


You Know Your Camera Has A Fault When…

I bought a Olympus OM10 from an opshop the other week. It came with some sweet lenses but it appears there is something wrong with the shutter, the first shot when you pick it up each time is always over exposed… Oh well might just have to find an OM1 or something similar to put the lenses on πŸ™‚

Still I quite like the abstract nature of this shot…


Olympus OM10, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 100 Film (really expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner



Testing out the Olympus OM10, Self portrait styles… Turns out that the camera has a fault 😦


Olympus OM10, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 100 ISO Film (very Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

GCSB Bill Protest Wellington Part 3… The Final

Last post from the GCSB protest on last weekend in Wellington.

These ones were taken on a Nikon FG20 which I bought from an Op Shop for $35. The film is also 8 years expired which gives it a bit of flaring and blocking out of the blacks.

I quite liked the effect as its not your usual super sharp, super well exposed documentary photos we are use to seeing.












GCSB-Protest-17Nikon FG20, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 100 ISO Film (Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.









Bolts And Glass

From latest urbex adventure with Fergus

Glass and BoltsNikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, ISO 400


Melissa And Ilford Delta 3200

Here goes some shots from last weekends shoot with Melissa, Alicia and Renee.

These are from my F5 that was loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 Film and were possibly the only images that really looked like I saw them in my head. I only started using it near the end of the shoot rather than reloading my RZ67 and Rolleiflex.

Sometimes you just cant really beat using film πŸ™‚






Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.



A couple of macro shots using extension tubes and a 50mm lens…


Butterfly-2Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, Nikon PK-12 and PK-13 Extension Tubes.


Shots From A Lost Film

When I was looking through my film in the fridge preparing to go away for 4 weeks holiday I noticed one roll had 9 shots off it already (a big 9 was scrawled on the outside of the film cassette). I ended up using the rest of the film a few weeks ago and when I got it developed I found some picture from the rugby 7’s from maybe 4 years ago.

Anyway here goes a few of them. Gotta love film for getting surprises πŸ™‚



Lost-3Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Fuji Sensia 100 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Some shots from a few weeks back at an abandoned factory.

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Im Back :)

Yay I managed to make my computer work again!

I was just getting my camera out of its bag when these two danced past which is why they aren’t closer… Its been that kind of week πŸ™‚

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 900F Scanner.

Airport Timelapse

A quick timelapse from above the Wellington Airport as the sun was going down. It turned out a bit short for my liking and has no sound since I still dont have any decent editing software πŸ™‚

Going to go back and re-shoot sometime πŸ™‚

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Kaiser Interval Timer.

Take Shelter Part 1

First lot of shots from Take Shelter gig on Saturday.Β  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 πŸ™‚

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.

Something A Bit Different

I haven’t been out shooting much lately mostly due to weather and a lack of time.

Amanda needed a photo for something so I threw this together one night after the kids went to bed. I hadn’t tried a beauty shot with a reflector underneath to bounce light up. Unfortunately one of my studio lights decided to die so I had to do it with a black background (black sheet pegged to curtain) and use my Sb80DX Speedlite as a hair light.

I would have rather done it with a white background but that’s life πŸ™‚

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, 1 x Electra 500W Compact Studio Light, 1 x Sb80DX Speedlite, 1 x 40′ Silver Reflector.


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 πŸ™‚

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 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! πŸ™‚

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

Darkroom Day!

Today I am heading to a darkroom for 10 hours of printing madness… Wish me luck πŸ™‚

This is a shot I took last time I was there in August 2010… Its been a while.

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film.

Pomare Revisited

Went out looking for abandoned buildings yesterday afternoon and ended up driving back past Pomare… It has changed quite a lot since I was there a couple of weeks ago. Houses that still had people in them are now nothing but empty shells and new buildings have fences around them as they are due for demolition. The fences around some of the buildings had been pushed down and there were people removing bathroom fixtures (not sure if they were supposed to be there or not since it was a public holiday).

The whole place has an aerie feel especially once you look closer at the things that have been left behind.

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 400


Kite Day

Boxing Day kite action…

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200

Fatherhood Friday: Ballerina

Emily had her ballet show last weekend and she want me to take some pictures of her in her costume before it had to be taken back. Sam got in on the act also πŸ™‚

(Sorry to Facebook people who have already seen these).

Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8 Lens, ISO 200, 2x 500W Electra Stobes with shoot through Umbrella Softbox and Barn Doors for Backdrop.


The start of my Mustache for Movember πŸ™‚

Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8 Lens, 200 ISO, 2 x Electra 500W Studio Lights

Sinclair Head WW2 Forward Observation Post

Looking back at some images on my hard drive I found a couple of series of WW2 Gun Emplacements and Observation Posts that I wandered around from late 2008… The idea was to go round all the sites and take reference images and then go to the National Archives, National Library and Military Museums and get historical images and try to put a book together…Maybe with all the renewed interest with the military selling off lots of its land this is something I should re-look at.

Sinclair Head Forward Observation Post was a radio post used for spotting ships coming through the Cook Straight. I assume that it was relayed up to Wrights Hill where the main battery of guns were. You can see where the radio antenna was located in the main lookout.

This was about a 3 hour walk around the Red Rocks Reserve and then straight up a hill bordering on a cliff… That being said these were the best preserved and least graffiti-ed remains that I have found to date.

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


Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, PK-12 Extension Tube, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.