I spent some time filming at the Whangarei Quarry Gardens in January 2013. It is a place that provides some very interesting opportunities for both moving and still images.
I love how a camera lens can view the world in a completely different way as to how the human eye sees it… the different widths/fields of view, depths of field, the way an out of focus area of a shot can become more interesting than that which is in-focus.
The never-ending challenge of juggling the different contributing factors to an image: the composition, point of focus, exposure, shutter-speed, frame rate, how the camera moves, how the light is hitting a subject… whether to isolate or draw attention to the subject in the context of its greater environment.
It’s that endless set of possible configurations that keeps me challenged and engaged as I try and capture an image that is pleasing.
I hope you enjoy this footage… I certainly enjoyed shooting it.
Shot with a Sony FS100. Lenses used:Sony 16mm F2.8, Nikon 50mm F1.4, Nikon 135mm F2.8, Tair 300mm F4.5