I have always wanted to do more shooting in the rain and what better way than with un underwater camera 🙂
It seems that winter is not too far off…
Yup its still raining quite a bit here at the moment… Usually I don’t take Rollei out in this kind of weather, top down viewfinders tend to catch rain a lot, but it feels like if I didn’t I wouldn’t be taking any photos…
That being said the weather is nice today 🙂
Autumn has been here for almost a month and it is starting to show not just in the weather but in the softness of the light. Shadows are turning up where none were previously at the same time of day… Its an exciting time 🙂
While lining up this shot to catch people walking across the crossing these two came along and hugged right in front of me…
Oh and yes it is raining again here today.
A couple of weeks back Wellington had a “Weather Bomb”, essentially this meant gale force winds and rain, flights were cancelled and the ferries stopped running. Not the sort of weather to take out a Rollei so took out the F5 with a 24mm Lens.
This was shot on a roll of Delta 3200 ISO Film pulled to 800 ISO. I ran out of film on a previous day (which was bright and sunny) and had to down rate the ISO of my remaining film, of course the next day I was out it was really dark and I could have used the extra couple of stops to freeze this shot… Oh well 🙂
The Yellow Moped at the shop next door seems to have been replaced by this one… I have been waiting for weeks for the right light to take its portrait…
A couple of rainy day street portraits on the corner of Manners Street and Victoria Street.
I like going out on rainy days, people seem more surprised that you are taking their photo and the light is usually much less harsh than when it is sunny. I usually find the end of a covered section of pavement and take photos of people walking in the rain.
On Cuba Street in the middle of a heavy downpour.
I saw her running across the mall from the money machine and totally thought I had fired the shot too early (possibly a little bit early) and missed her altogether. Film is great for surprises.
While waiting for a friend at the bus station I shot a couple of images… This was by far the best one.
Great eye contact with the camera… I didn’t notice when I took it… I love how film still surprises me from time to time 🙂
In true Wellington weather fashion last Sunday started out sunny and then about half way through the day there was a torrential downpour followed by being nice and sunny again.
Anyway when the rain hit everyone was pretty unprepared for it so I managed to get a couple of shots of people crossing the road from under a veranda.
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford FP4 125 ISO Film.
Storm coming in over Makara.
Ended up getting very wet and having to take shelter for about an hour before heading back to my car.