Posts Tagged ‘Light

26
Aug
08

My Vintage Camera Equipment

Approximately 10 years ago my father was given an old (1950’s I believe) professional quality film SLR, buy his uncle.

We used it on a trip to Bathurst in 1997 and it took some amazing quality shots, for a man and his son,  not knowing anything about photography, and also being unsure of the physical condition of the camera itself.

Since taking up photography as a more serious hobby recently, I have begun a process of teaching mself the finer points of using this piece of photographic history, and also shooting with film. somthing i probably haven’t done for 10 years.

The camera itself is an Exakta Varex VX (unsure of what series) built in East Germany, post WWII.

It also has a range of Carl Zeiss Lenses

-35mm F4.5

-50mm F2.8

-135mm F4

as well as Macro extension tubes, light meter, and different (interchangable) prism eyepiece.

Over the next few months, I hope to get my hands on some decent quality film and see what I can do with it.

But for now I’m just running off a few random shots on cheap film to get a feel for the settings and the machine itself.

I’ll keep you posted with the results when I have some that are worth sharing.

20
Aug
08

My Hometown

I was born in Hobart and have lived here all my life,

so it seems fitting that i should share some of my photography from the local area.

I hope you enjoy viewing them.

Hobarts Bowen Bridge and its reflections across the Derwent River at sunset

Hobarts Bowen Bridge and it's reflections across the Derwent River at sunset. Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm.

Another angle of the bridge from the same day, looking south towards Hobart City.

Hobarts Bowen Bridge, reflecting the orange sunset glow. Driving home from work I was presented with the great colours and reflections, and as always, the camera was “riding shotgun”

Hobarts Bowen Bridge, reflecting the orange sunset glow. Driving home from work I was presented with the great colours and reflections, and as always, the camera was “riding shotgun”. Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm

Sunset on the way home from work one evening, shot looking North West of Hobart from Bowen Cove, site of the first landing by white settlers into Hobart in 1801.

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm

A shot steam being ejected from the “Zinc Works” zinc smelter on the banks of the River Derwent.

30 Second exposure of the Zinc Works in Hobart

Shot with Canon PowerShot S3-IS, 30 Sec exposure, tripod, remote release

Thought i might add another one that I shot today before heading off to work.

Mt Wellington, capped in snow, as seen from Geilston Bay foreshore.

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm, tripod

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm, tripod




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