Upper CBD by Film

Heading into town with an expired roll of Kodak Gold 100 and the micro size Minox 35GL, I grabbed a few shots. The 35GL is a pure zone focused camera, meaning you select the estimated distance via a dial on the unit – no rangefinder to tell you if you are actually in focus. Particularly challenging and rewarding for wide open shots.

As Winter Approaches

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2015 has been a slow photography year for me to date. Work and projects at home have pushed it to the back burner. So, when the other half had a appointment in town, I took the opportunity to grab camera and take a stroll to re-acquaint with the old Ricoh.

The weather has taken a turn these last few weeks. Rain is more often and temperatures have dropped. Its a refreshing change, and one not entirely unwelcome – perhaps its the thought of dressing warmly and making hot soups. I guess each season has elements I enjoy.

The following is a mishmash of images from my walk around Auckland’s Westhaven marina and under the harbour bridge, linking the North Shore to the CBD.

Images shot on Richo GRD IV, with warm bleach bypass settings dialed in (increasing the cold wet mood of the day).

Till next time…

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Mt Vic View

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As the year winds to a close, we often experience fairly changeable weather around the Christmas/New Year time.
Aside from a few drops of rain, we have been pretty lucky so far.
Taking a trip to Devonport,we ventured up Mt Victoria to see the view.

Dinner at Tony’s

Dinner at TonysMeeting friends we dined out at Tony’s on Wellesley in the CBD. A great dark environment with various relic props from days of old. So many options for what to eat, and upon ordering, everyones meals looked tasty!

Interestingly (perhaps due to their operating timeline), the placemats were full of 1963 facts:

  • The year of JFK Assassination
  • The first Bond film released
  • The first year for the Dr Who series
  • Johnny Depp’s year of birth
  • Alcatraez closes

Shot on the Sony Nex with pancake 16mm and converted to B&W in Gimp (as well as a few other ageing tweaks).

 

Cycling in the Rain

Rain cycleA day off with a friend visiting from overseas. We and cold we hopped on our bicycles and cycled  the ‘Auckland circuit’. Starting in Takapuna on the North Shore we headed North to the Greenhithe Bridge. Over the bridge (where todays image was shot on mobile) and out to West Auckland. Back along the west, we headed into the CBD – pumping up a small puncture (showing our lack of repair kit) along the way. Heading through the city, we caught the ferry and ended in Devonport again on the North Shore. Somewhere around a 50km journey, wet cold and ready for dinner.

 

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