Category: Landscape

Beach Furniture

I liked the look of what appeared to be a roughly made chair by the water’s edge; in the stark morning light it looked like a marker or monument of some kind.

Chair at the Beach

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X @ EI 100, developed in TMax Dev 1+4 for 5 minutes @ 20 C

The Shores of Scotland

(It’s going to be digital for a while, until I can stand up in my darkroom again) The weather in Scotland was a constant swirl of sun, cloud and rain, normally at the same time 🙂

The shores of Scotland


Nikon D7100, 18-200mm lens,
post work with Lightroom and Nik Efex

Evening Lines

(Scheduled post while I’m away)

From a recent walk in Kew Beach, the fence and trees capturing the late day sun. My kind of light

Rolleiflex HP5+ Beaches


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens with 25A filter.
Ilford HP5+ film

Another Gazebo shot

Yes, I like shooting gazebos! They have such an interesting geometry about them that I can’t resist, and there is no 12 step program for this particular architectural fetish 🙂

I’m also spending more time shooting large format, and enjoying the slower, more thoughtful process.

Kew Gardens Gazebo, Toronto

4×5 Speed Graphic, 127mm/4.7 Ektar lens.
FP4+ developed in HC-110 Dilution B, 7 minutes @ 20 C

I Keep Coming Back

There are places in Toronto I keep coming back to for photography: Kensington Market, The Beaches, the ravine near St. Clair/Yonge, the Lower Don Valley, and of course High Park, where I was yesterday. A cold, rather dreary day, but still plenty to photograph!

November in High Park


Voigtlander VITO B 35mm camera, 50mm/3.5 Color Skopar lens
Svema Foto 200 film developed in Pyrocat HD, 1+1+100 for 15.5 min. @ 20 C 

Around the Corner

I like pictures of paths and stairs. They are like stories, inviting you to follow them and find out what is waiting for you, just around the corner. This image is from Taylor Creek in Toronto, last weekend.

Taylor Creek


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Kodak Tmax 100 film at EI 50, developed in Rodinal
1+50 for 10 minutes @ 20 c

Less Is More II

Here is another “Less Is More” image from the Beaches this past weekend. I like the metal texture.

Toronto Beaches


Rolleicord Va, 75mm/3.5 Xenar lens
Tri-X developed in HC-110 Dilution B for 7.5 minutes

Less is More?

Another Beaches image. I believe the quiet and calm of the early morning hour yesterday lends itself to a minimalist approach to an landscape image.

Toronto Beaches


Rolleicord Va, 75mm/3.5 Xenar lens
Tri-X film developed in HC-110 Dilution B for 7.5 minutes @ 20 C.
Toning adding in post