Tag: Banff

My 1000th Post

This post is the 1000th on my photo blog since its inception, so I wanted to pick an image that fit the occasion. This image from recent day in Banff works for me: it reminds me that photography is a journey as much as a destination, and that the destination will always be partially hidden, awaiting discovery.

Banff C-41039

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Lomography 400 Color film

Banff 4: Black and White versus Colour

When I was in Banff in terms of film I was shooting black and white, not colour; the only colour images I shot were with my iPhone, so here is a comparison of almost the exact same image, one taken with my Rolleiflex, the other with my iPhone. I know colour is more popular these days, but there is still something about black and white that makes it my “mother tongue” as far as photography is concerned.

Banff and LB Jan 2015060


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 View

The view of the Rockies from the Banff Spring Hotel never failed to take my breath away on a recent trip.

View from Banff Springs hotel


Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm rangefinder camera,
35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Color Skopar lens,
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C

Banff Springs Hotel

As much as I love the natural splender of Banff, from an architectural point of view, the Banff Springs hotel is quite something. This glass-walled room in particular is incredible!

Banff Springs Tri-X 3200
Voigltander Bessa R, 35mm/2.5 Color Skopar Lens
Tri-X @ EI 3200semi-stand developed in Rodinal,
1+100 for 2 hours @ 20 C (gentle agitation every 30 minutes)