Posts tagged “Dragon Boat Festival

Going Slightly Crazy And A Picture Of A Dragon

The start of week two without shooting due to a combination of a back and rib injuries from a miss-spent youth. The weather hasn’t been especially friendly either and the few times I have tried to venture out with either half frame or D70s (yes I have dusted it off, literally) it has either been raining or has started to rain when I was in transit to where ever I was going.

Carrying a digital again has been due to a Fujifilm competition which wont let me enter scanned images…Um don’t they make film too? The first prize is an Fuji X100, which I have to say would be a quite nice camera to carry around to compliment Rollei. It is quite hard to be inspired when it is raining and not shooting 6×6 (everything seems to look better square) but we will see how it goes. It is supposed to be a nice day tomorrow so I might take Sam out in the  push chair and have a look round and see what is up.

I think Sam is going slightly crazy too with not being able to get outside much… She is currently under my desk untying my shoe laces (hopefully she’s not tying them together) and talking a  mile a minute.

Anyway here goes a shot from earlier in the year at the dragon boat festival…

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

Grandstand Sleeper

Some people can all asleep anywhere… This is on the temporary grandstand for the Dragon Boat Races

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

Dragon Boat Festival

This is the second post from the Dragon Boat Festival from the 19th of March (oppps is it really a month since this was on?). This is the day after I was taking photos with the Rolleiflex, I decided to take my Nikon F5 with my 80-200 f2.8 and get a bit closer to the action.

I had scoped out the best position to be the day before and just before the first race I went down under the bridge onto a floating pier and lined myself up with the middle of the only lane close enough to shoot down. Amusingly about a minute after I was in place one of the Dominion Post photographers came along… He stood on one side of me… Then the other side…Then back to the first side… At this point I was grinning like the Cheshire Cat (yes I have just finished reading Alice in Wonderland to Emily) as he stood beside me with his 500mm telephoto cause Id snaked his spot (small things amuse me).

I just noticed as I was putting this post together that the girls on the bridge in image Dragon Boat 4 are the same girls in their bot in image Dragon Boat 7 and 8… Weird.

Nikon F5, 80-200mm f2.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Shooting Some Shooters

When you go to an Event that is like the Dragon Boat Festival a couple of weeks ago with a Rolleiflex a lot of the time it isn’t worth photographing the actual event due to the Rollei not having much in the way of a telephoto ability… But that doesn’t mean you don’t get to take images or have fun 🙂


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


Waiting for customers before the start of the Dragon Boat racing last weekend…

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