Posts tagged “beach


Sea bleached tree stump at the mouth of the Wainuiomata river near the Bearing Head lighthouse.

Was out this way yesterday and finally walked to the lighthouse which was about a 3 hour return walk. We had the added bonus of 80-100 km/h wind and had to hold the hand of my smallest so she wouldn’t blow away. Quite an adventure πŸ™‚

You can also see the lens aberration from the lens damage on the taking lens quite clearly in the top right of Β the frame


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




Petone Beach


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


Title says it all πŸ™‚


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

The Rose… Part 1

I was walking along the beach with my daughter when we found a dozen roses of all colours scattered along the length of the beach…


Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Rolleinar +1, Rolliepar +1, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

With Teeth

Dogfish washed up onto Petone beach after a rather large storm.

TeethRolleiflex 2.8 E, Rolleinar +1, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Holga Pano

Another test shot from my converted Holga… The frame goes all the way to the edge of the film but my scanner wouldn’t let me scan with the right exposure so I had to use the 35mm scanner adaptor which didn’t give the sprocket holes 😦

I really need to make that scanner mask…

Holga 120 with Custom 35mm Panoramic Adaptor, Fuji Superia 200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Boxing Day Beach

Here are a few shots from Boxing Day… The weather here has been super nice with 28 degree days and no wind, which is rare for Wellington…

There has also been large numbers of Jellyfish floating around the harbor and consequently washing up on the beach. Luckily they are the non fatal kind πŸ™‚

Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200

Fatherhood Friday 30: Twas The Night Before Christmas… Half Frame Styles

Well kinda the day before christmas and in some parts of the world when I publish this, the day before the night before christmas… Wow that was pretty confusing…

As you can probably guess the girls are all pretty excited and riled up (all 3 of them, big one included).

One last shopping foray to complete for the girls to get each other a present and then its time to kick back and relax… At least until Boxing day when I’m working again.

Canon Demi Half Frame Camera, HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.

Beach Football at Titahi Bay

Went out shooting last night with Fergus to Titahi Bay with the idea of doing some long exposure shots after the sun went down. While we were scouting various locations a game of football started up so we stopped and took some images while the sun went down.

It was lucky we did cause none of the long exposure stuff really came out… You win some and you lose some πŸ™‚

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200.

Fatherhood Friday 23: Storms and Beaches

Fatherhood Friday took a break last week due to me forgetting it was Friday… This new routine with me working an extra couple of days a week is really eating into my photography/blog time… not that I’m complaining… more just readjusting.

In between earthquakes and storms the size of Australia the weather has finally started to hint at what spring might be like and we have had a chance to go to the beach (admittedly in jackets and hats) and play in the sand which both girls love to do.

Unfortunately this has also brought on the spring colds etc… Samantha has had a pretty rough week and had to be picked up from Creche on Tuesday and has been sick pretty much ever since, complete with late night vomit and constant grumpiness. Emily is still having trouble hearing due to fluid in her ears but has been prescribed nose blowing and blowing up balloons by the doctor (I kid you not). She was surprised to find that she can actually blow up a balloon by herself.

Anyway everyone seems to be feeling better now so hopefully (touch wood) we are over the worst and things can go back to normal… as normal as they can get anyway πŸ™‚

Emily with the digger that is rebuilding the bike track in the park across from us.

Sam at the beach on one of those sunny days.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E

Fatherhood Friday 22: Sandcastles

Yay it’s finally spring! (this side of the globe anyway)

When Amanda and Samantha went down south to see Amanda’s Nanna a couple of weeks ago Krispin came to visit so we decided to go to the beach for a treat for Emily.

Samantha is fully running around now and getting into everything she is not supposed to… So basically being a one year old.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.

Same shot but two different ways

Nikon F5 with 50mm f1.8 lens

Ilford Pan F 50 Film

ND8 filter and ND4 Grad

f22 at 2 seconds

Nikon F5 with 50mm f1.8

Ilford Pan F 50 film

f2.8 at 1/5000 second

Last week I was testing out an expired bulk roll of film for the first time and feeling quite sleep deprived couldnt face taking it into my usual urban jungle setting so went to the beach instead. It was reasonably overcast but I was impressed how the film handled and the tonal range that I got out of it. Considering that it expired in 2007 it still seems to be working well.

I like how even though the 2 photos have almost the exact same composition the feeling that they create is vastly different