Posts tagged “Willis Street

Waiting

Coming out of Kathmandu after stocking up for a camping trip…

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


Bus Fatality Memorial

Last Saturday while I was wandering around I spotted this memorial of flowers on Willis Street… I decided to lean up against the wall of shops and wait for people to interact with the memorial. It turned out to be quite an interesting 20 minutes. There seemed to be an invisible line where people wouldn’t stop if I was too close but didn’t seem to notice me at all if I was behind this line. The difference was only something like 30cm difference.

Unfortunately it started to rain after this and the foot traffic just disappeared…

It turns out that the Tuesday before a woman was hit and killed by a bus here (News article HERE)

This is part of the Manners Mall bus lane change where road layouts have changed and previously one-way streets have been turned into two-way streets for buses.

 

Addition: Walked past the same spot today and all the flowers are gone… I wonder if the council didn’t like the reminders…

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


Man With Eagle Mirror

Maybe he stole it from a bar? Would have been good if I could have got my reflection in it but maybe next time 🙂

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


Beware Of The…Teddy?

Seen on Willis Street guarding a digger…

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


Self Portrait Mode

Over the last couple of weeks it has been raining pretty consistently in Wellington which makes for difficult shooting conditions with the Rollei. Obviously I can’t take it in the rain and shop awnings become dark enough to make for slow shutter speeds and focusing difficulties, not to forget that people tend to congregate less when it is raining so there is less opportunity to capture interaction between them.

At times like this it seems like I go into “Self Portrait” mode and start looking round for things that reflect…

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

 


Willis Street Photographer

The nerve of some people taking photos of people without them knowing using a telephoto lens…Thats like cheating or something… At least it was a Nikon 🙂

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