Category: Available Light

The Subway Tunnel of Memory

Two more images from the rail museum in Halton. In one of the barns they have two old TTC subway cars. I remember riding these models when I first came to Toronto in the early 1980’s. Now they live on in a permanent twilight. Weird, and a bit sad to see them empty.

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Voigtlander Bessa T, 15m/f4.5 Superwide Heliar lens
1/8th second @ f4.5
Ilford HP5+ film

Osgoode Hall Interiors

Following my post of Osgoode Hall Exteriors, here are my interior images from the recent Doors Open event.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, pushed to E.I. 800

Portrait in the Stone Lion Pub

The Hasselblad does not have a reputation as a great camera for available light shooting, and this portrait shot indoors on Ilford XP2 film is not technically perfect, but I like the expression.

Hasselblad 500CM, 80mm/f2.8 Planar lens
Ilford XP2 film

Portrait By the Window

I took this portrait recently with my 1945-50 vintage Voiglander Bessa 66 folding medium format camera. There were a number of reasons why this image should not have turned out: this is a scale focus camera (meaning you have to judge the distance), and I was shooting wide open; no margin for error. I was also pushing HP5+ to EI 1600 for the first time. But what I got was one of my favourite portraits of the year!

Voigtlander Bessa 66 camera (Color-Skopar 75mm/f3.5 lens)
Ilford HP5+ @EI 1600 (developed in TMax developer 1+4)