Some more shots from the Pinnacles trip earlier in the year…
Horizon 202 Camera, Ilford Delta 100 ISO Film (Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner
Looking up towards the top of the Denniston incline which ran coal down to the flats below. At one time it was considered one of the mechanical wonders of the world.
Horizon 202 Camera, Ilford Delta 100 Expired, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Cape Palliser lighthouse is situated 50km south east of Wellington and according to “Lonely Planet” is one of the top 10 lighthouses in the world… Or so I’m told.
Horizon 202 Camera, Ilford Delta 100 ISO Film (expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner
I just developed a roll of film from my converted Holga 120 camera and found this shot which is just before this sculpture got moved into the house behind. It was originally part of an exhibition of Architectural style in the City Gallery on Ian Athfield.
Some shots of it in its original position are HERE. The black stuff in the bottom of the frame is felt from the edge of the film canister and was in every shot… Something to look for in the future when loading film 🙂
Holga 120 Camera converted to 35mm Panoramic (see how to do HERE), Ilford Delta 100 ISO Film (Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.
Sorry have been a bit slack putting up posts of late… Youngest daughter is in “constant stream of talking” mode which makes it a bit hard to concentrate for longer than more than 3 seconds (she has interrupted 3 times just in this sentence).
This combined with 7 rolls of film sitting round waiting to be developed means I having been getting on with things as much as I probably should…
Anyhow here goes some more shots from the Holga Pano camera I converted 🙂 Enjoy.
Another test shot from my converted Holga… The frame goes all the way to the edge of the film but my scanner wouldn’t let me scan with the right exposure so I had to use the 35mm scanner adaptor which didn’t give the sprocket holes 😦
I really need to make that scanner mask…
The other day I found The front of a Holga 120 camera whilst roaming the city. It had obviously been outside for a while and the battery contacts for the flash were missing but it still seemed to be in pretty good working order, just missing the back.
I had always wanted to convert one of these into a 35mm Panoramic camera and even though you can buy adaptors that will do this, without the sprocket holes, I wanted to make it go all the way to the edge of the film so that the sprocket holes were in the image.
The only adaptor I could get was a standard 35mm one which just had a 36mmx24mm cut out. Below is how I adapted the adaptor 🙂
Shot from the camera after it had been converted.
This was the part that I found with no back and the flash not working
It was missing the back, which made it pretty unusable.
This is the 35mm adaptor I bought which had a back and a film holding plate.
The only 2 tools required for the conversion… A flat file and a saw (mine had a jewellers blade which lets you cut 360 degrees rather than just straight)
After it had been cut out and the plate filed smooth.
The adaptor plate in the camera.
Film loaded and ready to go.
Lots of insulation tape.
The 35mm adaptor came with a sticker that you put on the frame advance knob. I advance the film 2 frames instead of 1 for each shot.
This is why I ended up using so much insulation tape on the back of the camera. Some people like this effect but I would rather not have it 🙂
End result… I scanned it on my CanoScan 9000F Scanner which scans 120 film by just laying it on the scanner bed… Im going to make a custom scanner mask to hold the film flat sometime in the future 🙂
Another test roll through the Holga I found and adapted into a 35mm pano camera… I’m liking how these are looking… Next might have to try colour negative…
A couple of weeks ago Fergus found the front half of a Holga while we were doing a bit of urban exploring, He gave it to me and I decided to custom it using a 35mm adaptor. The adaptor I bought was only for single frame 35mm so I cut it out so that it would be panoramic all the way to the edge of the film.
This is the first roll I put through it which was 7 years expired… I still need to make a custom scanning mask so the film doesn’t curl up at the ends…
I had a half frame lunch walk around yesterday with a borrowed Canon Demi, Cheers Fergus. Something like 48 shots in under 10 Minutes!
Yes I put my hand over the lens a couple of shots and Yes I had to turn them all in Photoshop cause I took ion the wrong order but apart from that it is a pretty fun camera to shoot with.
Cheers to Nige for inspiring me with his Super Rad images!
Still playing around with the new scanner and finally getting to scan some stuff which I havent been able to scan properly before like these cemetery shots from a Noblex Swing Lens camera.
I have to say that I am a little bit disappointed with the scanner in the fact it’s not really resolving the grain as much as I would like… maybe it just needs some tweaking and more experimentation… other than that its a really kick ass piece of kit! Scanning black and white as 16 bit image rocks!
All these image were taken just after the sun went down using Delta 3200 ISO film which makes them look a bit ethereal with no shadows.
Alas the Nodal Ninja has gone back to its owner but here go another couple of pics.
Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200. Nodal Ninja and Tripod. 22 Images stitched in Photoshop
Wow! That title is a bit of a mouthful.
This week I have had the fun experience of borrowing a Nodal Ninja (or as Amanda calls it a “Noodle Ninja”)
For those of you who don’t know what this is… It’s basically a device that enables you to pivot around the absolute centre of your lens when you are taking images to stitch together.
unfortunately WordPress doesn’t display these too well since they are really wide, but you get the idea…
All the below images are made up of 22 images stitched together with Photoshop.
Another older image. This one is onto of the fisherman’s Table on Oriental Parade Wellington.
Couple of amusing things about this image:
The front of the roof is actually round and when it was put into Photoshop it straightened it up.
This is back before I took panos in the vertical mode.
Must go back and shoot this again some time.
Not sure what treatment I like best and slightly annoyed with the burnt out sky but all the more reason to go re-shoot.
Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8 Lens, ISO 200, Made up of 9 images stitched.
It was a dark and gloomy day…
Looking out from a car park on Coronet Peak Ski Field onto the Wakatipu Basin with Queenstown in the gap in the right of the picture.
It pretty much was overcast whenever I went out to take pictures and about 6 hours after we flew out they had a snowfall that pretty much closed the whole of Queenstown down for a couple of days.
Nikon D70s, 18-70mm lens, ISO 200.