10 minute exposure at Fort Balance. This is the last shot Rollei took before having a bit of a malfunction which meant the 20 minute exposure didn’t come out 😦 Might be time to send Rollei away for a bit of a service.
For the last couple of weeks we have had a circus (Circus Aotearoa) set up on the field across from where I live. I had been meaning to photograph it at some stage but hadn’t really gotten round to it until I looked out the window one night and saw that a heavy fog had rolled in. Unfortunately once I had got my tripod and camera it was starting to disappear.
I went out anyway but it never came in as much…
We tried to get tickets to take the kids but it had sold out 😦 I heard it was really good. We ended up having our own circus at home to appease two disappointed children, one of whom has asked to have a circus every day since so it cant have been that bad 🙂
We went to the Petone fair in the weekend. We got there just as it was getting dark so after I finished the roll of 400 ISO film I pushed one to 1600. If you have ever shot a Rolleiflex in low light you will know how near impossible it is to focus so mostly this was using the distance scale which at times it was even too dark to see.
This was the best one of the night 🙂
A 4 shot pano from a couple of weeks ago when I went out with some friends to shoot stuff at night.
I like the simplicity of creating panos this way without all the high tech stitching programs…
Canon Demi S Half Frame Camera, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner (Scanned as one image)
I went out last Friday night shooting with a couple of friends. We headed to the waterfront since they both wanted to get some panos of the city. I started taking a pano when my trusty D70s became less than trusty and died on me again, it seems to die a lot lately, I must think of some diabolical way to make money to finally upgrade it… Not that I can really complain since I’ve had it for about 8 years and really thrashed it (the 18-70mm lens now only works from 18-57 and no longer has a focus ring). I did take a couple of Half Frame panos but my Demi is flaky at best and I wasn’t sure how they would turn out.
Anyway, so I got bored waiting for the other two and noticed that there seemed to be some portrait thing on with about three groups of people taking portraits with speedlights… Well time for some Rolleiflex action 🙂
I haven’t done too much of this due to the fact that in low light it is really hard to focus since the original ground glass screen is kind of dark at the best of times (still need to upgrade it to a much brighter Hasselblad on which is 2 to 3 stops brighter) so with these I just guesstimated the distances which is a little bit hit and miss.
The second shot was a total focus miss but I really liked how creepy it feels…
Nikon F5, Ilford Delta 3200 film, f1.8 30 secs with fill light from torch
Pre WWII gun emplacement… Abandoned by military, Adopted by graffiti artists.
Part of a series I am currently working on about abandoned gun emplacements around Wellington.