I went to NZ with the family the other week and I decided to shoot a roll of film while I was there. I actually shot two rolls, but I stuffed up the first roll and I don’t want to talk about it. Won’t be making that mistake again!
These are some from the roll that did work and I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. I was using on Canon FX camera from circa 1964 that was given to me by a family friend. The previous owner used to be a photo journalist for some of the local papers around the Camden area a few decades ago so it had been used well. Since then the camera has been sitting in the back of a dark cupboard for a looooonng time until just recently.
So I bought me some rolls of Fuji Pro 400H (yeah in hindsight I should have gone for some cheaper films to start with) and gave it a whirl. The light meter is busted so I had to guess when it came to exposing but luckily film is more forgiving than digital in this area.
Can’t wait to play with it some more. This could get expensive!
Everywhere you look in NZ is gold. Not just a photographers paradise but amazing to look at and enjoy for anyone with a pair of eyeballs. Man I would love to shoot a wedding there. Never have I been somewhere where the tourist to professional looking camera gear ratio was so high. Every man and his dog seemed to have a serious looking camera with some chunky ass lenses and a tripod that can stand a nuclear blast. I felt right at home.
Jen in a field somewhere on the way to Milford Sound
Jen’s shot of me – a pretty good effort with the manual focus.
The reflection lake
Reflecting at the reflection lake….ahhh
milford sound. you can’t appreciate the scale of the place from these images.
I’ll blog the photos I took on the digital camera soon..