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 🙂
Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Some shots from a few weeks back at an abandoned factory.
So if you have been following this blog or Twitter you will know that I got to go to the Dresden Dolls show in Wellington after winning a ticket from Amanda Palmer off of Twitter (and I never win anything!). I got my entry in slightly late but mentioned that I had a 1957 Rolleiflex that wanted to meet her, she ended up giving me a ticket but saying that I owed her a photo… Sweet!
This post is pretty much for Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione to say thanks for a Super Wicked Show! (hopefully they get to see it)
All the shots are taken with said Rolleiflex, who I have to say outdid itself especially the ones of the show at 3200 ISO… Film is not dead! 🙂
Just been told that his name is Ash Shields… You rock!
This was shot on a roll of Delta 3200 ISO Film pulled to 800 ISO. I ran out of film on a previous day (which was bright and sunny) and had to down rate the ISO of my remaining film, of course the next day I was out it was really dark and I could have used the extra couple of stops to freeze this shot… Oh well 🙂
Snacking at the Sevens after-party…
I guess even superheroes have bad days…
Nikon F5, 50mm F1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Some more shots from the rugby 7s… This was at about 10pm on Friday night after the final game had finished. As you come down off the concourse there was a Pie Cart and a BBQ serving food to the drunken masses…
I went for a gritty 3200 ISO film to capture a bit of atmosphere rather than blasting in some flash…
A couple of shooters at the Gardens concert…
Who has the best style?
Who has the best style?
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter Emily to a late concert at the botanical gardens… They have a mass of lights set up throughout the gardens which is pretty cool to see and I had promised Em I would take her even though it was a couple of hours after her bedtime.
The concert was Newtown Rocksteady and Emily didn’t like it that much mostly because it was quite loud so we didn’t hang out near the stage like I would have preferred but ended up wandering around until the lights came on about 9, two hours after she normally goes to bed.
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Top Image Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, all the rest Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
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
Still playing around with the new scanner and finally getting to scan some stuff which I havent been able to scan properly before like these cemetery shots from a Noblex Swing Lens camera.
I have to say that I am a little bit disappointed with the scanner in the fact it’s not really resolving the grain as much as I would like… maybe it just needs some tweaking and more experimentation… other than that its a really kick ass piece of kit! Scanning black and white as 16 bit image rocks!
All these image were taken just after the sun went down using Delta 3200 ISO film which makes them look a bit ethereal with no shadows.
Earlier this year I went exploring for some abandoned amunition storage units from WW2. Found heaps of them and they are apparently now the place where sheep go to die
This was taken at the Rugby 7’s after party. It amused me that there was a couple of old ladies wandering around amongst thousands of dressed up drunk young people. unfortunately after I spotted them they headed away from where all the costumed people were so this was the best shot I got.
I guess motor scooters aren’t supposed to go on BMX tracks.
Id like to point out that I use the term “motorcycle” pretty loosely here 🙂
Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 lens, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO film.
If you want to see some great beards you should go hang round and wait for an ACDC stadium concert to get out.
These types of pics are why I love Delta 3200 film. Flash would have detracted from these images even well positioned flash and you can be a lot more stealthy without it.
These two guys were waiting for friends and heckling me pretty much every time I went to take a photo (I did miss a few shots because I was laughing so much). It made for a pretty amusing time.
Nikon F5, Ilford Delta 3200 film, f1.8 30 secs with fill light from torch
Pre WWII gun emplacement… Abandoned by military, Adopted by graffiti artists.
Part of a series I am currently working on about abandoned gun emplacements around Wellington.