A bit more waterfront action from the weekend. He had to leave shortly after I took this shot due to the swimming leg of a triathlon going straight through where he was fishing.
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
I’m guessing this must be for animals since people aren’t allowed on it?
If you don’t want people to go somewhere why make it easy to go there?
A list of services provided on the Somes Island Ferry 🙂
I wonder how long that took to do with no one watching.
Finally got round to finishing off a roll of film I had sitting in my Lubitel 2 TLR Camera.
Lets just say it has a problem with light leakage… It did however give some interesting images with bits burned out of them…
Passengers on the Somes Island ferry.
Enclosed spaces where everyone is together are great, people don’t even realise they are having their photo taken… Not the best shot and could do with a better crop but I like the expression and interaction.
Cruising through some blogs the other day I came across one (Shadowhouse Creations)which had a whole heap of textures and blending tutorials, Awesome!. I had a bit of a play with a couple of images I shot on the Rollei a couple of weeks ago. Lets just say I’m not a subtle kinda guy 🙂
A shot from my trip to Somes/Matiu Island last week.
At first glance nothing special until you realize that this is a fixed lens camera with a focal length of a 50mm on 35mm film. I think the focus put the gull at around 4 feet from where I was standing which is nearly as close as the Rollei will focus. The Gulls were nesting with offspring and were pretty territorial… more on that in another post…
As a family we went to Somes/ Matiu island in the Wellington harbour. The island has been used for many things from quarantine of both people and animals to internment for foreign nationals at time of war… It has a lighthouse which was built-in 1900 to replace the lighthouse built-in 1866 (images to come) and the remains of an anti-aircraft battery not to mention its a pest free zone so there are no rats or mice or other nasties so it is a safe haven for many of New Zealand’s endangered wildlife.