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……
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.