Tag: Beaches

Flowers on a Bike

There are a few of these bicycle/flower combos on Queen Street in the Beaches: an ad for a local business. In colour they are a cheery yellow, but I like the look of black and white on a cloudy day.

Voiglander R2M, 50mm/2 Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 100 film

Winter Dock

On Saturday I took my Mamiya RZ67 down to the Beaches. It was a very still, very grey day, and sometimes it was hard to see where the water ended and the sky began.


Mamiya RZ67, 65mm/4.5 lens
Ilford Delta 400 @ E.I. 200
developed in LegacyPro MicX developer

End of Season

According to the calendar, we have a few more days of summer left, but the end of the season is near. I was at the Beaches last night, and the weather was lovely, the atmosphere peaceful, but to me tinged with a wistfulness, an awareness of the passing of time.


Hasselblad 500C/M, 150mm/4 Sonnar
Rollei RPX 400 film

The Brighter Side

On the night of the Nice attacks, Janice and I went for a walk on the Boardwalk on the Beaches. I had left my phone at home by mistake and since I use it for a meter the exposure was an estimate but I got it. With so much darkness these days, it was nice to capture some of the brighter side of humanity.

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Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Rollei RPX400 film

Character On the Beach

There of are photographer friends of mine who are absolutely fearless when it comes to asking strangers if they can take their photograph. I find that very difficult and have to force myself to do it. When I saw this gentlemen near the boardwalk in the Beaches I had to ask if I could take his picture, and the answer was yes. 🙂

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Hasselblad 500C/M, 150mm/4 Sonnar lens
Rollei RPX400 film


Today i got some E6 (slide) film back that I had shot a few weeks ago at the large Beach Volleyball area at Ashbridges Bay here in Toronto. The scene looked a bit surrealistic to me.

RZ67 E6006

Mamiya RZ67, 65mm/3.8 Mamiya RB lens
Fujichrome Velvia 100 E6 slide film

Dealing With the Wires

I love the look of the old firehall in the Beaches, but I have never gotten an image of the entire building that I am completely happy with. If only all those wires were underground!

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Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar lens
Rollei RPX 400 film, developed in Rodinal