Yesterday morning in the Beaches. The light was soft and gentle, welcoming you into the day.
I am really enjoying using Flic Film‘s Black, White & Green Developer. Environmentally friendly, economical and I love the results. This is from under a bridge in Toronto. The HP5 Plus film was pushed one stop but the grain still looks good.
Earlier this year I spent a couple of days in Tobermory, Ontario. The first day was unseasonable cold, with rain, mist and fog. It made for some great atmosphere in the harbour though! I took both images with my Rolleiflex 3.5E3, using Ilford HP5+ film, pushed one stop to EI 800.
Recently I have started using Rollei Retro 80s film with an IR 72 filter again, for an infrared look. On a bright sunny day at midday I rate the combo at EI 2, typically shooting a 1/2 second exposure at f/16. Even though this is not a true infrared film stock, I do like the look I get.
I took both images with my Rolleiflex 3.5E3 twinlens reflex. TLR’s and rangefinders are great for infrared work, compared to SLR’s as the IR 72 filter is almost completely opaque to visible light.
I took this image earlier this year on a grey day in the Beaches in Toronto. The lines in the fence reminded me of the COVID disease graphs that have become part of our reality since 2022.
I have never been a huge fan of Ilford’s Delta 400 film, but recently as part of a trade I got a few rolls of it in 120 format. It was long-expired (2006) but I was told it had been frozen. I decided to shoot … Continue reading Revisiting Delta 400 film
Last Sunday was a gloomy, foggy day by the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto, but I was still happy with some images I got with my Hasselblad.
Two more images from my indoor shoot recently.
Let’s face it: the light during winter is often rather dull and drab. Combine that with the need to stay close to home during the pandemic (and my ongoing back problems!) make looking for indoor subjects at home a good idea, so that is what I did yesterday afternoon. I’ll be doing more of this kind of thing this winter!
I was in St. James Cemetery recently, and was struck by this Christmas decoration beside a gravestone.