Archive for November, 2011

Kau Point aka Underground Ruin

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Constructed in 1891 to support Wellington’s main coastal defense site at Fort Ballance, the Kau Point Battery is a rare remaining example of an unmodified battery constructed to protect New Zealand from attack after the second Russian scare of 1885.

During the first World War, Fort Dorset became Wellington’s main bastion of defense against attack. Despite this, Fort Ballance and its supporting batteries remained operational throughout the War. In 1922 the gun at Kau Point was decommissioned and removed. The site was then used solely as an ammunition store, and from 1942 served the new emplacement at Mount Crawford Anti Aircraft Battery on the next promontory of the peninsula. The fort fell into disuse after the Second World War and, now surplus to army requirements, is not maintained. (http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=7542)

I have been looking for this one for a while as its the last fortification in the Wellington region that I haven’t been to… Lets just say that it didn’t let me down.

The entrance (not the best photo but have still got to develop the other films) is a small hole just behind the pit where the disappearing gun sat is the only entrance but after you have slid down it opens out to full height tunnels and rooms.

The still glowing glow-stick meant that someone had been there in the not to distant past and it certainly had an eerie feeling especially the side room that had obviously had a fire and then been written all over…

All shots were taken with a tripod and a 10W torch :)

Nikon D70s,Tokina 19-35mm Lens, ISO 200, 10W Torch


Movember Street Shoot On Cuba Street

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So I finally got round to busting out my ringflash with my Rolleiflex and going up to people in the street and asking to take their image. I have to say that not a single person said no which after building it up in my head for such a long time was pretty damn cool.

If one of these shots is of you… Cheers and enjoy!

If you want to flick a couple of dollars to a good cause: http://mobro.co/SimonBurrow

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Rolleinar 1, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, Nikon SB24 Speedlite, Ringflash Adaptor, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Marms

Alex aka Marms (his Tumblr HERE) doing the all important stand-in for testing lighting during our band shoot on a roof…

Nikon D70s, 50mm f1.8 Lens, ISO 200, 1x Electra 500W Strobe


Sleeper And Sculpture

Its always nice finding sleepers in new places…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Oriental Bay

Summer is almost here…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Art Class

The nice weather of late has definitely been drawing more people outside into the sun…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Mirror Mirror In The Air…

How I missed my steely stare :)

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Ducks On Cuba Street

Walked past a couple of ducks on Cuba Street a few days ago… Maybe they were waiting for the shops to open…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film,  CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


School Fair

A shot from Emilys school fair a couple of weeks ago… The light was super harsh and this was the only shot I took.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Waterfront Sleeper

I always like the forward planning of sleepers who take off their shoes and store them under the seat.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Melbourne Cup

The final race of the Melbourne Cup…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Two Tone

Waiting at the crossing…

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


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