Took the RZ out to the cemetery in the weekend loaded with some Pan F+ 50 ISO Film to see how it would handle… I have to say I like the results 🙂
These are some shot taken on the same day as the other storm shots I posted.
These one were taken on my Nikon F5 with a Tokina 19-35mm lens and some Ilford Pan F+ 50 ISO film which expired in 2006 and a red filter.
There was some seriously funky things happening with the film including mold on a couple of shots so most of these under went a fair bit of Photoshop retouching.
I really like how old they feel… I still have about 10 metres left on a bulk roll so might have to try this again next storm 🙂
While I was out shooting I had a woman come up to me aghast that I was taking photos in the middle of a full on storm to which I replied “but its a great day for photography” I think the images speak for themselves… I really need to look into getting a Nikonus 5 underwater camera for this sort of stuff though…
As I was coming back from getting lunch I noticed a group of people clustered around someone on the footpath. As I got closer it turned out to be someone who had just stepped out onto the street without looking both ways (day 3 of the new road layout where buses go both ways on a previously one way street) and was hit by a bus.
Lets just say that this was a really hard image to take and I think this comes across in the image itself… it probably didn’t help that I was shooting 50 ISO film… but I think the camera shake adds some anonymity to the image.
I had an assisting job yesterday with photographer Bev Short… We have done quite a bit of work together and she is reasonably cool with me taking shots like this where usually it would be frowned upon.
It was an image for her book shot around a car wreckers yard… Needless to say we were all filthy by the end of it 🙂
I like that the strobe is in the engine bay… for some reason it amuses me.
More shots of wrecked cars to come…
Finally got round to developing and scanning the Black and White film images taken the other week at Titahi Bay.
This was the first roll of Ilford Pan F+ 50 ISO film through the Rollei and I have to say that I like it. This week I am trying Kodak Tri-X 400 which should also be interesting to see how it comes out.
This is from last weeks 4WD mission out past Redrocks.
I am assuming that this around about the SS Penguin sank in 1909
I like the fact that its a bit crooked. Not sure if it was built like this on purpose to break the waves that come from predominately one direction or if the person who put it there was permanently drunk.
Nikon F5 with 80-200 f2.8 set to f22, ND8 and ND6 Graduated filters, 2 second exposure
More driving Pics from last Friday with various cameras superclamped to the front grab handle of a Land Rover Discovery
The ND8 was to get a longer shutter speed since it was in the middle of the day and the ND6 Grad was so the sky didnt burn out
With the first 2 images I liked the way that the car infront is still kinda sharp but you get the feeling of movement from the sides being blurry.
Tripod set up in the backseat with the front 2 legs in the passenger footwells and the back leg flat and jammed into the space between the backrest and the seat.
Nikon F5 with 19-35mm lens, Ilford Pan F+ 50 ISO film, ND8 filter and an ND6 graduated filter.
Saw an awsome article at work today from Phase One that was basically showing how they did a whole lot of car images and it gave me an idea for a shoot along the same sort of lines.
Hopefully I can convince some people to help me to hang out the back of 1 vehicle while taking images of another vehicle… Will have to wait and see what happens.
Apparently its best not get stuck too close to the water when the tide is coming in and there is no way to get another vehicle close enough to pull you out.
I figured that there were enough people pushing so I could stand back and take photos
Best quote of the day from the boy on the left of the frame as the Hilux drove away up the beech “Hey wait for me, Im just a kid”
Nikon F5 with 50mm f1.8 lens
Ilford Pan F 50 Film
ND8 filter and ND4 Grad
f22 at 2 seconds
Ilford Pan F 50 film
f2.8 at 1/5000 second
Last week I was testing out an expired bulk roll of film for the first time and feeling quite sleep deprived couldnt face taking it into my usual urban jungle setting so went to the beach instead. It was reasonably overcast but I was impressed how the film handled and the tonal range that I got out of it. Considering that it expired in 2007 it still seems to be working well.
I like how even though the 2 photos have almost the exact same composition the feeling that they create is vastly different