Tag: Alberta

Back to Banff

I have just returned from a two week work trip in Alberta, and I did have one weekend for photography, so it was up to Banff on Saturday. The day was brilliant, clear and cold.

Banff and LB Jan 2015047

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes

The Atlas Coal Mine Never Ends …

Well after today, perhaps. here are three images from my final roll shot at this fascinating location outside of Drumheller, Alberta. All images taken with my Voigtlander Bessa R and 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens, on Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C

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Back to the Atlas Coal Mine

I just seem to keep coming back to my images from this location! There was certainly a lot to shoot. 🙂 Both images were created with my Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder with 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens, on Rollei RPX 25 film, developed in Rodinal.

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Atlas Mine #1

The Atlas Mine Museum is located just outside of Drumheller, Alberta in the Badlands. A coal-mine (now closed) it is a fascinating location, especially if you like heavy machinery. In one area of the exhibit, a lot of abandoned machinery and parts are laid out, against an amazing backdrop.

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Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Plus-X developed in Rodinal 1+25
Toned in post


This is another image taken during my recent trip to the Badlands in Alberta. It had rained the day before, so the textures of the rock and sand were smoothed and muted, but still alien and harsh in their own way.

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Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm, 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens
Rollei RPX 25 film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 12 minutes
Toned in post

At the Bridge

The railway bridge in Lethbridge, Alberta is quite iconic, and it was interesting to look at it through a gazebo-shaped look-out at the top of a hill.

Looking at the BridgeVoigtlander Bessa R, 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens
Ilford FP4+ film, developed in Xtol 1+1

Alien World

Recently I was in Alberta for business meetings, and as I was staying over the weekend I had time to do some exploring and drove up to see the Badlands around Drumheller. These formations are called hoodoos; the day brought a bright overcast sky, and combined with a strong backlight the landscape had an alien look to it. While the hoodoos are not as big as one might think (only a few metres), their shape is fascinating.

Hoodoos in the Alberta Badlands

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Plus-X film developed in Rodinal 


Large and Small

Here is another image from Lethbridge: the large trestle bridge in the background, the humble pedestrian bridge in the foreground. I found the juxtaposition interesting.

Big Bridge and Small Bridge


(Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80mm/2.8 lens, shot on Tri-X @ E.I. 1000 developed in Diafine 3+3)