I wasn't intending to do anything with these images but I've decided to use them to buy myself a little time, hopefully I will manage to take a quick look at VSCO FILM before I depart these shores. I promise, no more South Island posts after this one.........One of the few surprises my South Island trip threw up was the Banks Peninsula and in particular the French settlement of Akoroa and a little hamlet called Okains Bay. As I arrived quite late I decided to rise early and take a wander around on what turned out to be a rather gloomy morning.
For a change I decided to shoot Leica M9 jpeg only, not something I've done before but I figured it would help reduce the amount of effort required on my return. Colours are out of camera and I find them to be pleasing, on a couple of images I've applied a slight vignette (as usual)
All images from the 35mm Summicron (Pre Asph) v.1 unless stated otherwise, B&W's from the Monoch
In New Zealand I frequently find myself confronted by the unexpected......
and sometimes the plain old unusual......
As I've said I like the Leica M9 jpeg colours out of the camera but in all honesty I felt a little "exposed" not having the RAW files to play with. In future I will stick with my current method of shooting RAW + JPEG and using the JPEG's as a reference when I need it. Monochrom files were all RAW.
If seen a whole lot of the South Island now, I'm not a tourist guide by any means but if you're visiting and want a few pointers feel free to drop me a line.