Here is a shot of a dead bird I found at the beach.
Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Rolleinar +1, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner
Yup Ive been making some more Steampunk stuffs…
I spent some time making timelapses at the gardens a few weeks ago… This was me filling in time while I waited 🙂
I have been hanging out at the Wellington Botanical Gardens a bit lately… The spring festival is in full swing and lets just say that its a target rich environment for all sorts of different photography…
The weather hasn’t been too good for street shooting lately so I have ended up taking more shots like this 🙂
Cellphone crushed into car park tarmac…
This is the first time I really tried to take a shot looking straight down at the ground with Rollei.. Its actually pretty hard to do with a TLR
This is the second attempt with a ring flash on the Rollei.
I’m still trying to make this work to apply to street portraiture but even at f22 @1/500th of a second the background is still pretty bright.
In the second shot the flash didn’t fire so you get an idea of the difference….
Today’s test subject is Heather (her blog HERE)
I was playing around with a ring flash adapter the other day (one that you put a normal speedlite into) when I realized that it would work with the Rollei… The light fall off was pretty extreme so I had to use the Rolleinar 1 close-up adapter and then used my light meter to get the correct exposure.
I wanted it to darken down the background so shot at something like f16 @ 1/250th of a second.
Alex (his blog HERE) was nice enough to let me try a few practice shots in different light conditions…
I don’t think I nailed it but there is definitely something there to work with and the last one against the wall probably turned out the best although it would have been good to get a bit of separation between Alex and the wall. The catch-lights in the eyes are pretty cool… I’m also thinking that this could be a good project to shoot in colour… I can hear your gasps from here 🙂
Quite some time ago Wellington street photographer Julian Ward lent me a Rolleinar 1 and a Rolleipar for use with my Rollei. The Rolleinar 1 acts as a close up lens meaning you can get much closer than the Rollei’s 3.5 feet close focusing range. The problem with this is that since you are looking through the “viewing” lens which sits above the “taking” lens you get parallax which means the image you are seeing doesn’t correspond to what the camera sees. Thats where the Rolleipar come in. The Rolleipar bends the light so that both lenses see the same thing.
Anyway I finally managed to find an occasion to test this out when the girls had their faces painted at a writers week event in Civic Square a couple of weeks back.
Next step is to take it to the street now I know how it works 🙂