New Zealand on film

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

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Jen’s shot of me – a pretty good effort with the manual focus.

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The reflection lake

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Reflecting at the reflection lake….ahhh

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a mountain

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we stopped at this river so we could empty our water bottles and re-fill with this crystal clear goodness. Water never tasted so good!P I N____________________save this for later

mountains at every turnP I N____________________save this for later

milford sound. you can’t appreciate the scale of the place from these images.

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on the tasman sea looking back at the sound. Captain cook discovered the other 10 sounds along the coast bust missed milford. I love useless tour facts
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view from out hotel on queenstownP I N____________________save this for later

H man enjoying some  free chips at Fergburger. Served in a paper cone he called it a chip ice cream.P I N____________________save this for later

mr fergburger on the wall. Looks like he could be related to the colonel.P I N____________________save this for later

worth the waitP I N____________________save this for later

mandatory burger chomp shot
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fergaliciousP I N____________________save this for later

colour everywhere you lookP I N____________________save this for later

even the foot path looks good in NZP I N____________________save this for later

 

I’ll blog the photos I took on the digital camera soon..

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  • 17/05/2013 - 2:26 pm

    Min - How good are fergburgers!! Beautiful shots!ReplyCancel

  • 17/05/2013 - 7:17 pm

    victoria redman - Lovely photos of Queenstown Scott. Gotta love the Fergburger!ReplyCancel