Posts tagged “amusing

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2 Horses

Seen at the Petone fair a couple of weeks ago…

2Horses

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

 


Smile

Observed on the side of a walking track… Human made or natural?

Face

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


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12 Percent

The road down from the Denniston mine just out of Westport…

Cant say I have ever seen this particular road sign and until I scanned it I was sure it said 12 Degrees 🙂

12 Percent

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


Meerkats

This image makes me smile 🙂
Also its an impromptu self portrait

Meerkats

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


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Go Over

No going round this barricade they expect you to go over it…

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


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Reason To Not Take Your DSLR To Paintball

Picture says it all…

Paintball D90


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.


Zoo Bottoms

 

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


Chair On Roof

You know you are heading into student housing areas when…

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


Happy Easter

Found this one from my archives… It was an assignment from university where we had to photograph an egg…

Happy Easter!

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Fuji Sensia 100 ISO Film, Nikon Coolscan 5000 Scanner.


Iphone Umbrella

I’m pretty sure you don’t need to download an ap for this…

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


Man Walks Dog

Another shot from the Petone Fair a couple of weeks back…

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


Rugby Sevens On The Street

Some more shots from the Rugby 7s from the start of the month…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak Portra 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Solace In The Wind Meets Titanic

Over the weekend in Wellington there was a massive music festival that had areas set up all round the waterfront… This led to there being a fair amount of drunk people on the waterfront moving from zone to zone… Lets just say that lots of this sort of thing happened…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 900F Scanner.


Road Cones

I drove past this on my way into town for my usual Saturday shooting session, had to pull over and go back. Unfortunately it was hard to get an angle and I ended up nearly getting run over several times trying to get a shot…

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


Rugby Sevens, A Street Shooting Guide

WARNING This is an attempt at humor that has essentially failed but I thought I would put it up anyway… From now on I will just stick to photography!

 

So the Rugby Sevens starts tomorrow and even as I write this there is a parade with all the teams passing through town in all their colour and splendor.

I am currently at home developing film while my youngest has her lunch sleep 🙂 so I thought I would write up a quick informational to help would be street photographers to navigate the slippery slope that is Wellington on Rugby Sevens weekend.

Disclaimer: If you want something serious maybe stop reading now… All views are mine alone and while this post may contain some information of use in no way were any animals harmed in the making.

 

Rugby Sevens… Its the one weekend where you are more likely to be beaten up for not taking someones photo that the other way round. The one weekend of the year where it is OK for rugby guys to walk around wearing shot skirts and dresses outside and for girls to wear clothing several sizes too small for them.

Im a cheap ass and never actually buy a ticket to the actual games (although most of the teams train on the field across from where I live so I kind of get a free preview).

 

What do you need? Not necessarily in order…

Camera (very important unless you have one built in somehow)

Wingman (good idea especially if you are going out at night cause they can photograph you being assaulted and you can both laugh about it the next day…Joking)

Film or a memory card (cause sometimes a camera just isn’t enough)

Clothes (cause being naked in public just gets you arrested)

Lots of energy drinks (because it helps your shot count even if they are a bit more blurry at a 1/500th)

The first year I shot I decided to go up onto the concourse outside the stadium and get shots of people coming in… This was a good confidence boost because people really wanted to have their photo taken… If you are shy just attach yourself to one of the press photographers and when they get someone to stop take one over their shoulder… I learned this the hard way due to the fact that this is exactly what one of the press photographers did to me…

You get shots like this:

Colourful but pretty boring on the street photography front…

I tend to hang around town and get the people on their way to of from the grounds… It makes for interesting interactions… You have to watch out though cause they move pretty fast, blink and you might miss something (I recommend matchsticks to prop open your eyes so you don’t miss anything)

This to can degrade into posing for the camera which is to be avoided at all costs…

The best shots seem to happen after the games have finished and people go out to party… but again you should avoid these shots where you can since using a flash really makes it hard to be low profile in you shooting.

Again not really street photography but just a lot of fun 🙂

Anyway I hope this wasnt to informative. I will leave you with an actual street photo I did like… Be safe out there…

Cameras assorted, both film and Digital film…


Why Manakins Should Wear Underwear

Wellingtons wind at work again…

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


A Little Photoshop For Amusement

Someone suggested the post would be funnier if it was Pubic rather then Pulic… I don’t usually do much Photoshop on images but it made me smile on this cold and rainy day 🙂

Enjoy

Photoshopped from original… I don’t usually do this being a bit of a purist


Pulic Ownership?

I think someone may need to learn to spell… I Googled it just in case there was some hidden meaning I was missing…But no just a misspelling 🙂

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


Smile

Smile during shop hours 🙂

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


Food Vendor

A food vendor at a cultural festive held in Civic Square in Wellington… I guess his day wasn’t going so well… It probably didn’t help that it poured down with rain about 30 mins later.

I like how sometimes if you wait long enough it all come together 🙂

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


Short Sighted Texting

I guess she forgot her glasses since if she needed shade she could have just moved four steps to her left 🙂

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


Whats Going On?

Film is great for surprises… I didn’t notice what was going on in this image until I was just about to post it with the set of images from the Performance Arcade from a couple of weeks ago.

So what is happening in this image?… Really I have no idea… Anyone want to have a guess?

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.



Yet More Sleepers

Seems I cant go anywhere these days without catching a couple of sleepers as I go… These are from last weekends roll of film and Im pretty sure I got another couple this weekend as well… May have to make this into its own category after the death of “The Alley”

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