Adelaide Architectural Icons

As part of a personal project I ventured out to photograph two notable examples of modern architecture in Adelaide: the Convention Centre, and the Medical Research Institute. In between we happened on the Jeffrey Smart Building at Uni SA, so made a shot there. All three images were made on the venerable Nikon D3 camera, now over 10 years old, and only 12 megapixels. The lens was the Nikon PC-E 24mm tilt shift lens, hand held at full shift, shot at f11.

Shooting Film at Bone Gully

We went to Bone Gully in Kuitpo Forest south of Adelaide recently, specifically to shoot on Hasselblads: the relatively old H4D40 digital camera and the much older 500CM film camera, loaded with Kodak Portra 400. Twelve shots on the roll, one roll only. Focussing this camera is quite difficult, it has no autofocus, no auto exposure, no auto anything. No electronics, no battery. When I got the film back I found that 6 shots were a little out of focus, the other six were good. I did not shoot tight enough, so the resultant scanned images have been cropped in Lightroom, no other changes made.

Springtime Part Two

More images from the recent shoot with Sophia Anna

We spent some time getting these images, using a battery powered strobe to provide some lift in the lighting. Finding a flat spot for the light stand was half the battle.

 

Woman in Black

More Personal Work

The Woman in Black

I went out to Brownhill Creek on a not too warm spring morning with the wonderful Sophia Anna, primarily to shoot with the blooming wattle, but also to test some video gear, and use a black cloak I’ve had for a while.

The video was not wonderful, but useful in learning some limitations of the equipment. The stills photography was much more successful. Here some images of Sophia in black.

 

Sophia in Contemplation
Woman in Black by Creek