Category: Toronto

Framing

I love this old railway bridge in the lower Don Valley here in Toronto. There has been a lot of rain this spring so there is lush vegetation everywhere, and I like the internal framing effect in this image.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 SuperWide Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 400 film

Chairs Near the Water

I have often photographed the chairs in the Beaches near the water. Last Saturday was a beautiful day out with friends by the water and this set of chairs caught my eye.

Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Zeiss Distagon with red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal

 

January in the Park

A couple of weeks ago I was out shooting with my friend Jo-Anne downtown. She was testing an Olympus Trip 35 she got from her parents. After decades of non-use it worked perfectly. There’s a reason it’s considered a classic :-).

I was shooting with my trusty Voigtlander Bessa R2M and 35mm/f1.7 Ultron combo. Hard  to beat!

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f.7 Ultron lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in Xtol stock

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)