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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


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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.


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Garage Studio

A bit of garage studio time today…

Studio


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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.

Car-1

Car-2

Car-3

Car-4

Car-5

Car-6

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


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Fantail Falls

West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand

Fantail Falls

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, 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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Gold Mine Exploration

Bannockburn Slucing tunnel exploration…

Bannockburn-1

Bannockburn-2

Bannockburn-3

Bannockburn-4

Bannockburn-5

Bannockburn-6

Bannockburn-7

Bannockburn-8

Bannockburn-9

Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 200, 10W Torch, Tripod.

 

 


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Chillin

Petone Beach

BookandBeach

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


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Bend In The Road

West Coast landscape goodness

Apparently this is also my 1000th post… Craziness

Road

Horizon 202 Camera, Ilford Delta 10  Film (expired), 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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Cliff

Head of the Franz Joseph glacier valley…

Franz

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


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Christchurch Cathedral

Some shots of the earthquake affected Christchurch Cathedral. This is almost 5 years since the quake hit and it is still considered too dangerous to go in…

Cathedral-1

Cathedral-2

Cathedral-3

Cathedral-4

 

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


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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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Tandem

Tandem paraponting at Coronet Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand.

A couple of over exposed shots from my Horizon… This was the only way to process them to make them look any good 🙂

Tandem-1

Tandem-2

 

Horizon 202 Camera, Fuji Superia 200 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Pathway

The path to Fantail Falls…

Path

Horizon 202 Camera, Ilford Delta 100 (Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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Denniston 2

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.


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Pancake Rocks

Another shot from the West Coast trip earlier in the year.

Pancake Rocks

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