Posts tagged “wellington

ShadowMask Part 2: Proof of concept 1

After cutting out the first gobo the plan was to test how well the overall concept worked in the studio environment using digital.

Planning diagram

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Studio setup

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Actual lighting diagram

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Result

Conclusion:

The overall concept looks like it will work well with a little bit of tweaking especially with the light not associated with the gobo.

Still need to test using a “negative” gobo and then move onto a full scale test using large format film…

As I think about the overall project more and more I think it might end up being centered around “spirit animals” with each individual choosing which animal they most closely associate with.

More to come 🙂

Simon (@darkhalide)


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Tui

Some shots from last week when I had a couple of sick children during school holidays and a kowhai tree outside my window.

Tui 1

Tui 2

Tui 3

Nikon D90, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 Lens


Feather Scannergram Triptych

Been a while… Playing with my scanner again

Feather

Canon CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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2 Horses

Seen at the Petone fair a couple of weeks ago…

2Horses

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner

 


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Demi Half Frame Print

Finally got round to printing a shot from my old Canon Demi S (deceased)

With the 6×6 enlarger mask I made I can only print 3 frames at a time so I might have to experiment with a slightly larger mask and hope the enlarger handles it. Hopefully I can get up to 5 frames printed…

Half Frame Cemetary

Canon Demi S, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


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Darkroom Action

I have been teaching a spot of darkroom lately. Its nice to be back and playing with prints again.

Here go a few print that I used for example for the students…

Tissue

Tissue Paper

Tissue Border

Tissue paper border

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Cellophane

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Cellophane and Tissue paper.


Lost Civilisation

After all the flooding a couple of weeks ago it is strange the things you find washed down streams…

Statue

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Shooting From the Hip

I haven’t had much of a chance to go out shooting lately and to be perfectly honest I’m feeling a bit rusty.

Need to brush up on my distances by eye 🙂

Smoking

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Garage Studio

A bit of garage studio time today…

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Smile

Observed on the side of a walking track… Human made or natural?

Face

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Flooding

Some flooding from last weeks heavy rain…

Flooding

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak TMY 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Minature

A couple of shots from the WW1 exhibition at Te Papa (National museum) of a model of ANZAC cove in Gallipoli.

ANZAC-1

ANZAC-2

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Kodak TMY 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


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Smaug

Instillation at Wellington Airport

Smaug

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Burned Out Car

A beautiful day to find a nice burned out car 🙂

I went back a day latter and it had been hauled away.

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Car-2

Car-3

Car-4

Car-5

Car-6

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Stump

Sea bleached tree stump at the mouth of the Wainuiomata river near the Bearing Head lighthouse.

Was out this way yesterday and finally walked to the lighthouse which was about a 3 hour return walk. We had the added bonus of 80-100 km/h wind and had to hold the hand of my smallest so she wouldn’t blow away. Quite an adventure 🙂

You can also see the lens aberration from the lens damage on the taking lens quite clearly in the top right of  the frame

Stump

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Enlarger Mask Building

After looking round for a 6 x 6 enlarger mask to be able to print shots from my Rolleiflex I have finally just decided to make one out of matte board.

With less parts being available all the time (especially in little old New Zealand) it seems more and more I have to make this kind of stuff myself. I have even gone as far as buying a couple of enlargers (super cheap) but they were all missing a part or two. At least I will have lots of spare parts or things to build random stuff out of 🙂

I think I may have made a small mistake by using a section of foam core in the middle to make the whole thing thicker and may have to tape up the sides since it seems to let light out…

Its all glued up and will take it into the darkroom for a test on Monday next week…

Fingers crossed…

Its for a LPL 7700 Enlarger if anyone has a spare mask 🙂

Enlarger Mask


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Kite Surfing

Kite surfing is one of those things that I have always meant to try but so far haven’t got around to it…

One day 🙂

2-Kites

1-Kite

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Chillin

Petone Beach

BookandBeach

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Research

New book came in the post today and had to be saved from the letter box due to heavy rain.

This is my first step into researching Wet Plate Collodion photography 🙂

Book


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Summer…

As Summer fades into Autumn here go a few shots from my Nikonus…

Summer-1

Summer-2

Summer-3

Nikonus 5, 35mm Lens, Fuji Velvia 50 (Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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The One That Got Away…

Shot of a Kereru (New Zealand native wood pigeon) just taking off… Just missed the end of his beak… Gutted

Such is life

Kereru

 

Nikon D90, Nikon 80- 200 f2.8 Lens.


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Small Flood

Broken fire Hydrant

Flood

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner


Kite

Kite flying at Petone beach

Kite

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.

 

 

 


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Sacha

Publicity photo for Sacha’s website and other random things like exhibitions. Check her website HERE and while you are at it go check out her art its pretty damn cool! 🙂

Sacha

 

Nikon F5, Ilford Delta 3200 ISO Film.