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.

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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.