Posts tagged “F5

Weather Bomb

A couple of weeks back Wellington had a “Weather Bomb”, essentially this meant gale force winds and rain, flights were cancelled and the ferries stopped running. Not the sort of weather to take out a Rollei so took out the F5 with a 24mm Lens.

Nikon F5, 24mm f2.8, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film pushed to 1600, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Fever Hospital

The other week Fergus (Cunningvision) organised to be let into Wellingtons old Fever Hospital/Chest Hospital. There is talk that the SPCA is going to be taking it over and we thought it would be a good opportunity to document it before there were any changes made.

The place is supposed to be haunted and the night after we were there the Strange Occurrences Paranormal Investigation Group spent the night. I have to say that there was an eerie feeling to the place.

I have to say that this is one of the cooler places we have been to photograph and unfortunatley we both had prior arrangements so we couldn’t stay as late as we would have otherwise done.

Re-shoot will be done 🙂


Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, PK-12 Extension Tube, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Post Zombie Apocalypse Wellington Part 2

This series was shot at the same time as yesterdays Rollei shots but with a 19-35mm on my Nikon F5. A much wider angle of view than the Rollei but somehow I like the square images better.

Nikon F5, Tokina 18-35mm Lens, 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.

A Couple Of Angels

I haven’t posted any images of cemeteries for a while, having been concentrating more on street photography, so here goes a couple of shots from two different walks.

I really like the Bokeh in the first image…

The second image is from a roll I took with an extension tube and a 50mm lens with the purpose of getting images of textures and things that would be good to use with blending layers etc… Since I took it I haven’t had much motivation to sit in front of my computer much so maybe I will get round to it one day…


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

Bottom Image: Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 and PK-12 Extension Tube, HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Wellington Triathlon

Triathlon in Wellington on the 12th of March… Amusingly this was being run in the harbor in the midst of a tsunami alert throughout the Pacific. Although the risk was relatively low and the event would be finished before the tsunami would have hit it still made me smile 🙂 especially when I asked one of the lifeguards about it and got back the typical kiwi reply of “she’ll be right”

It would have been nice once again to have my 80-200 f2.8 but thems the breaks since I wasnt really expecting to shoot at a triathlon…

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Whats Going On?

Film is great for surprises… I didn’t notice what was going on in this image until I was just about to post it with the set of images from the Performance Arcade from a couple of weeks ago.

So what is happening in this image?… Really I have no idea… Anyone want to have a guess?

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

Some Feet

Spotted these feet just chillin out…

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

Homage To The Alley

As I have mentioned a couple of days ago this Alley has been gated off and the graffiti painted over. A friend sent me THIS ARTICLE which says the whys and hows. I have to say the whys are pretty dumb…

Anyway here goes some shots from the last couple of years…


Lots of different Cameras and Lenses and Stuff and Things

Death Of An Alley

So for those of you who read this blog regularly (you know who you are) will know that this alley is a source of great photographic material and indeed has its own category. The graffiti changes on a weekly basis and small installations of broken things crop up to be photographed before disappearing hours later.

Well I guess someone got annoyed at the above coolness and possibly the rank smell of urine and empty paint cans which wasn’t so cool and has put up and padlocked gates at either end 😦

Oh Well RIP The Alley…

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Mushrooms spring up in the most unusual places…

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.