Bannockburn Slucing tunnel exploration…
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 200, 10W Torch, Tripod.
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-25mm Lens, Tripod, 10W Torch
Shot of a Kereru (New Zealand native wood pigeon) just taking off… Just missed the end of his beak… Gutted
Such is life
Nikon D90, Nikon 80- 200 f2.8 Lens.
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 🙂
All glasses were shot on a product light table individually and then put together in Photoshop.
Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8, ISO 200
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.
I went camping the other week and we camped at the base of this tree, possibly because I wanted to shoot star trails through it, unfortunately it clouded over and there were no stars to be seen.
There also seemed to be a bumble bee nest quite close by…
Nikon D90,Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 50
The last lot of images from the weekend of Urbex/Parkour.
The only problem with going out with a group is that you cant be everywhere at once.
Still need to practice a bit more 🙂
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, 3 x Pocket Wizards, Nikon SB-80 and SB-28 Speedlights.
The only shot I have processed so far from yesterdays Urbex/Parkour crossover 🙂
More to come 🙂
With the end being neigh for the old school it was time to go back before it was knocked down to make way for a retirement village.
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens.
A bit more experimentation with light painting…
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens.
This is where I went camping for a couple of weeks over Christmas 🙂
Happy New Year!
I’ve pretty much only just got back from a months holiday (which was AWESOME!) so hopefully you should see some posts turning up again.
While I was away I took a stupid amount of film and now I have a stupid amount of developing to do….. So it might be digi shots for a bit til I get sorted
The shot below is a test shot I did using my D90 with the intention to go back and shoot a super long exposure on film. Unfortunately I didn’t get back to take the one on film 😦
Revisted Kau Point again yesterday afternoon and since we had been there last it looks like someone had a bit of a party there, complete with generator, smoke machine and they even put in a toilet and shower. It didn’t feel half as spooky as it did the first time we were there.
I hadn’t tried balls of light for a while so decided this was the place to have anther go… Still need to work on my technique a bit to get the balls perfectly spherical but was happy with a least one of them 🙂
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 400.
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 🙂
Going to go back and re-shoot sometime 🙂
Nikon D90, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Kaiser Interval Timer.
The shipping beacon a Point Halswell in Wellington. Slightly over 360 degree view.
Photograph My Left Foot.
I just realised the other day that in the last 30 years my foot has been like this I have never actually taken a photo of it…
I was run over when I was about 8 years old, totally my fault crossing the road without looking. The back wheel of the car ran over my entire foot but skidded over the last two toes basically ripping them off. One was stitched back on and the other was just left as a stump. The doctors had been planning to take the stump off when I was older to make my foot look more normal but I like it the way it is 🙂 . I was told I would never have very good balance on this foot but after a lifetime of skiing and skating my balance is better than most people I know.
I keep forgetting that most people either don’t know or have forgotten about it… Its not a big deal its just part of who I am 🙂
This might be one of the last posts like this since I go and get Rollei back from repair this afternoon 🙂 It had its shutter fixed and a good clean and check so it should be sweet 🙂
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.
For those of you who follow this blog you probably know that Rollei died in the weekend and is now away being repaired (hopefully), So I thought I would start a “Things to do while your Rolleiflex is away being repaired” series until it comes back (again hopefully fixed).
Make Jewellery Out of Broken Clocks
I have been looking around Op Shops for ages trying to find props for future photo shoots and finally found an old wind up clock to pull apart and turn into jewellery for a Steampunk shoot. The leather came from another Op Shop purchase of an old belt.
A bit of Urbex from yesterday…
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 🙂
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! 🙂
Another shoot with Bev Short, who currently has her “All Woman” exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, if you are in Wellington you should go and see it, some of the shoots are on this blog. This one was for her new Tattoo project.
This is one of those shoots that should be pretty straight forward but end up being anything but…
Driving up to the location the weather started to look ominous and as soon as I pulled in it started to rain. I was there first so started scouting around for an indoor location just in case the rain didn’t stop but luckily by the time everyone else got there it had stopped enough to go on with the original location.
Bev and Matt Middleton (SFX make-up) had spent an afternoon constructing a set of angel wings that were going to be put on the model, Andre, using duct tape (see images 3 and 4). The initial setup went well apart from the strong wind that started blowing, luckily Andre’s cousin came along with him and ended up holding the 5 foot softbox from blowing away for a couple of hours.
With wings held on with a roll of duct tape Andre came out and stood on his mark only to have the wings pretty much destroyed by the wind which led to about an hour and another couple of rolls of tape being used to hold them in place.
Once this was sorted out the next element was a dove (we only got 3) which was to be captured just as it was taking off from Andres outstretched hands… The cool thing about the doves was that once they were released they were homing and just went back to their roost… Unfortunately they were a bit camera shy and didn’t take direction too well and 1 especially liked turning its head round nearly 360 degrees which was a bit unnerving.
So after all the doves had been released we were pretty much done… Hopefully with not too much damage to Andres back taking off the wings 🙂
You can see the final image on Bevs blog HERE
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Nikon D90, 24 f2.8 Lens.
Digital adaptor for an old TLR… Couldn’t resist… I wonder if the screen has grid lines on it? I did this once with my 4×5 camera and it was pretty cool 🙂