Posts tagged “boat

A Bit Of Powerboat Racing

There was Powerboat racing in the harbour yesterday and I thought it would be a good chance to test out my Nikon 80-200 f2.8 lens which has a pretty serious amount of fungus in it with my Nikon D90. Luckily the light was on my side so I didn’t have to worry too much about lens flare.

As we were walking to a good vantage point the race started and on the second turn two of the boats collided resulting in one of them overturning… I saw it happen but didn’t have a camera out so only got the aftermath.

Anyway I was reasonably happy with the way the lens handled and even sniped a couple of portrait shots of the crowd 🙂

 

Nikon D90, 80-200 f2.8 Lens, ISO 400.


Boat Fight

These yachts were following/dueling right next to the wharf a couple of weekends ago… I have to say that I had no idea that boats this size were so maneuverable as these guys were ripping it up something fierce!

Rollei doesn’t have a tele lens and this image isn’t cropped so they were pretty close!

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


A Couple Of Boats

 

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

 


Lunch

A couple of groups of people having lunch last Saturday.

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


Boat

Man cleaning the Hull of his boat… I have to say that it is a pretty cool boat and was a good counterpoint to the brand new Volvo Ocean Race boat that was being shown off in the water next to it… This one was cooler by far 🙂

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


Boat Repairs

Saw this walking along Oriental Parade… I have looked many times since but nothing seems to be happening with it…

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


Return Of The Rollei

Rollei has been away for the last 3 weeks having some repairs done as well as a bit of a general service… The Rollei withdrawal has been a bit harsh but the 35mm fix has been helping to stop the cold sweats and occasional bouts of shakes.

Anyway I got it back last week and have put about 3 rolls of film through it already and I’m feeling much better…

There is some sort of Karate tournament on at the moment so there are people doing stuff like this all over the city

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4+ 125 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Im on a Boat

Couple of shots from a fine day at Oriental Parade in Wellington.

Maintenance person painting rust spots on the Tug Boat Restaurant.

Tourists sitting on the Oriental Bay Breakwater.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Agfa Vista 200 ISO Film (muchly expired)


Im on a Boat…No Wait Im on a Caravan on a Boat

Seen near Balclutha in the lower South Island.

I guess they couldn’t decide between a caravan holiday or a boat holiday… Win for Kiwi ingenuity.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens ISO 200. f8 at 1/80th of a second