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Spiderman lurking in the bushes ready to pounce…

Spiderman lurking in the bushes ready to pounce

Was out to dinner at the pub with the family, had brought this spidey toy along for the little fella. Had some fun with it while waiting for our meals. 🙂

This was shot on a roll of Ilford hp5 through my Canon ae-1 as I had originally put this roll in one of my Minolta a7’s. However I thought it had not loaded properly. In my haste to check, I broke the clasp that holds the door closed. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Anyway, I rewound the roll, put it in my darkbag and loaded it into a re-usable canister I use for bulk rolling and then proceeded to shoot the roll in my canon ae-1.

I dev’d this roll in rodinal, using the stand dev method and scanned the negative on my Epson 4990.

Looking tough

Looking tough

Placed the little fella up on top of the car after dinner at the pub. I took two shots, however this is my favorite.I have plenty of him smiling but this shows his attitude.

This was shot on a roll of Ilford hp5 through my Canon ae-1 as I had originally put this roll in one of my Minolta a7’s. However I thought it had not loaded properly. In my haste to check, I broke the clasp that holds the door closed. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Anyway, I rewound the roll, put it in my darkbag and loaded it into a re-usable canister I use for bulk rolling and then proceeded to shoot the roll in my canon ae-1.

I dev’d this roll in rodinal, using the stand dev method and scanned the negative on my Epson 4990.

My first play with my dream camera, the Sony A7r!

Ever since I first got into the Sony Nex system cameras early in their inception with the Nex5, I knew there was something special about these little cameras and their 18mm e mount. Packing the power of an apsc dslr sized sensor into a tiny package that can easily be thrown in your girlfriends handbag, it was pretty easy for me to fall in love with it. The only thing that held it back was the lack of lenses. We originally started out with the 16mm 2.8 prime and the 18-55mm kit zoom. The zoom is satisfactory but the surprise of the two was the great little 16mm f2.8 prime lens, which is a great little wide angle.

Wanting something more but disappointed with the lens selection available I turned to third party manufactures after Sony made the prophetic decision to make the e mount spec freely available for third party manufacturers to produce for. Continue reading My first play with my dream camera, the Sony A7r!

Jess and Simon’s wedding…

This past weekend I got the opportunity to travel down to Margaret River for the wedding of two close friends of ours, Jess and Simon. The ceremony and the reception were held at the beautiful Vasse Felix estate at this perfect time of year.

As is most often usual I took my two trusty nex’s, my Nex5 and my Nex5n. Continue reading Jess and Simon’s wedding…

A new acquisition: Zeiss Pancolar 50 1.8 Initial test

Just last Friday afternoon this nifty little Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f1.8 in m42 mount arrived on my doorstep.

I had scored it for a fair price on the old eBay and was keen to give it a quick test run. Being Friday afternoon and that Lisa and I were off work as we were off to a friends wedding the next morning it seemed like the perfect time to take it out for a quick shoot, so we decided to go down to the pub for a quick beer while at it. haha Continue reading A new acquisition: Zeiss Pancolar 50 1.8 Initial test

Lake Mongor with Nex5 and Meyor Gorlitz Oreston 50mm f1.8 in exakta mount

We had been out at a camera swap meet then in to town for breakfast before we stopped at Lake Mongor for a quick walk. I pulled out the Nex5 with my Meyer Gorlitz Oreston 50mm f1.8 and had a bit of a snap at the picturesque scenery.

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Inspirational Moments #2: Tammy Parr

Welcome to the second installment of our ‘Inspirational Moments’ section. I am showcasing the amazing photographic talents of the people who visit PROTAS. If you would like to contribute, have your photos shown here (you get a permanent link back to your photo page) just hit me up on: protas@metalforfishes.com

Up today is Tammie Parr, she has been helping out local bands in Perth with live photos for a while now and is just starting to try her hand at booking shows now too. Enjoy!

 

This photo was taken at ‘Murder in the Basement’ using my f1.8 50mm on my Canon 550d.
I like this photo cause of the way the light is on the subject and also think the lines give it a certain flow.

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Using the same lens and camera this was taken at ‘Mind Kandy’
I finally learnt that you dont need to take a full photo of the subject but rather what it is that they are doing and I love the way the light sets up this shot.

Same lens and camera.
I love this shot cause the girl is making her own fun by simple means of a colander and some water I caught her pure and genuine enjoyment. What fun on a hot summers day.

You can check out more of Tammie’s work here on her Photography page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Molotov-Photography/100459726726801