Posts tagged “Manners Mall

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Two Ladies Talking

Still haven’t been getting out street shooting lately but taking the occasional shot when I do get into town… In the process of setting up a studio in the double garage under the house so will be interesting to see what come of it all. Hopefully going to bust out the 4×5 for some large format goodness 🙂

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


Sleeper Manners Mall

More sleeper action… This time on Manners Mall.

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


Manners Mall

It was quite bright last weekend, I like the light shining through this guys beard… At the time I don’t think I even noticed the girl… But maybe I did 🙂

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


McBroken

McDonald’s on Manners Street

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

 


Cigarette and All Stars

Girl having a coffee/cigarette/text break on Manners Mall.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak TMAX 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Waiting For The Bus Hugs

Seconds after this I got glared at by the guy something wicked 🙂

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


Depression Does Funny Things To My Mind…But Im Better Now

I wrote this post around the 26th of January during a bout of depression and its been sitting round gathering dust as a draft since then… It didn’t help that this was when Rollei was having issues and before it went away for repairs, but I didn’t know that at the time and really that was only part of what was going wrong…

Sometimes you have to just give yourself a break… I’m better now…Most of the time 🙂

The project mentioned below is still on the back-burner.

Ramblings of a Frustrated Wellington Street Photographer… And Some Bad Pics To Make my Point.

OK… It’s a new year..time to make some changes and try to take things to the next level right?

Sounds like a plan doesn’t it?

Set some goals in photography for the year…think up some good projects…maybe finally get round to having an exhibition…

Yeah that sounds great! (this is starting to sound like an internal dialogue… I thought so too… Me too… Just get to the damn point!)

So I have thought up a great project that could be done on the street as well as having a studio component to it as well… Unfortunately it requires talking to people on the street as well as approaching people to come and do some studio shots. I’m not the most confident person when it come to approaching people and asking them to take their photo (I usually go ninja styles with the Rollei) and this has manifested in me putting so much pressure on myself that I am having problems even taking the normal street shots that you may have become accustomed to seeing here.

What is the best way to approach someone on the street? Anyone got some advice that they would like to impart?

I keep making excuses in my head why not to start this project (Too bright, Too dark, Wrong film etc…) but essentially I need to JFDI (Just Freaking Do It!) Whats the worst that could happen? They could say no… Is that so bad in the scheme of things? I’m sure I would survive physically if not with a little mental scarring.

Here goes a collection from the last film I shot which illustrates how far this is throwing me off my game ( I usually get 1 or 2 of these type of shots a roll but this is seriously a new record low for 1 roll of film. At least the exposures were all pretty good). 🙂

Maybe I should give up and take up something like synchronized swimming.

Camera Shake at its worst

Nice Wall

Repeat after me “I must not walk and Shoot at the same time”

Blur at 1/250th of second

I admit that I re-shot this one and the shot was OK 🙂

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


In Between Buses

Lots of In betweens going on here…


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


Waiting For The Bus

People waiting for the bus on Manners Street (Formally Manners Mall)

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


Rugby Sevens Costumes Street Styles

Here goes some more shots from the rugby 7’s

I think I like 1 and 6 the best…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Scanned by Noritsu

 


You Are Here

Bus-stop pointer seen on Manners Mall/Street

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


That Refreshing Flavour Pt 2

This is part two of yesterdays post…

This was on the next day and I managed to not only get an image but snagged a drink as well 🙂

Free stuff is good even when it is not.

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


Ghosts In The Machine

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…

Lubitel 2 Camera, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film (expired) Shot at different ISO’s because I forgot what film was in the camera, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Jandal and Punk

On the corner of Manners Street and Victoria Street. I love when you get a prop that people think you are shooting like the Jandal (Shoe) in the bottom left hand corner.

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


Traffic Photographer on Manners Street

Just after Manners Mall became a bus road this guy turned up for about a week… We initially thought he was there to catch buses that were running red lights but it turns out he was there to take images of cars going through the “Bus Only” section of the road, possibly to give them tickets.

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


Negative Space Portrait

This is definitely one of my favourite shots that I have taken recently.

A portrait within a portrait…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner.


Bag Slogan

So much going on in this image…took me a while to notice the slogan on the bag.

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


Protest In Manners Mall

This protest has been going on since it was announced that there was going to be a bus road put through the previously pedestrian Manners Mall… With only 5 days before buses are going through it I am getting as many images of the area as I can before it changes.

At one point the protestor was arrested for smashing up the road with a sledge hammer… I missed that one dang it!

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film, Canoscan 9000F Scanner


Self Portrait

In shop window in Manners Mall

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film


Death of a Mall

Manners Mall gets opened up for buses this Sunday so it will finally stop being a pedestrian only space. It’s a bit sad because this was an area that I take a lot of my images but on the bright side of things change usually brings its own fun.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Fuji Neopan 400 ISO Film.


Burst Water Main Revisited

A couple of weeks ago I posted some digital shots of a burst water main in Manners mall (original post here).

I finally got round to processing the film from my Rollei along with some follow-up shots.

Apparently the City Council doesn’t have accurate plans of where the pipes in this area are and the water pipe does an unexpected U up towards the surface which is where the digger driver hit it.  He should have been safe to go about another 30cm deeper… No one was hurt and only One shop suffered enough damage that it is suing.

People in the top floor of the apartment pictured behind who had their windows open got a bit soaked.

You can see in this shot that the pipe goes up and over something… Apparently this isn’t in the plans.

 

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.


Concrete Pouring in Manners Mall

They are currently turning the pedestrian Manners Mall into a road for buses. I have to say that it is pretty impressive how much of a foundation they are having to put down for the road to go on.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.


And in Breaking News… Burst Water Main in Manners Mall

Just as I was stepping out the door at work I heard a bang and… Chaos….Lucky I had my camera handy… There is a series on film as well

Would like to be the guy in the digger

Enjoy


I Dont Think You Think That I am Taking a Photo of the Same Thing

This is a case of people thinking I am taking an image of one thing when really I am taking a picture of them.

Its kinda like camouflage but not really.

But that being said I was still taking an image of the broken post that someone must have backed into which has now been repaired but is about to be dug up due to massive roading change (all said really really fast and in one breath)

Nikon F5, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film.