Tag: Beaches

Less is More?

Another Beaches image. I believe the quiet and calm of the early morning hour yesterday lends itself to a minimalist approach to an landscape image.

Toronto Beaches


Rolleicord Va, 75mm/3.5 Xenar lens
Tri-X film developed in HC-110 Dilution B for 7.5 minutes @ 20 C.
Toning adding in post

By the Water’s Edge

This morning about 7:15 am, by the shore of Lake Ontario on a beautiful day. It was a yoga class, but with arms outstretched it seems like so much more than that.

By the Water's Edge


Rolleicord Va, 75mm/3.5 Xenar lens
Film was Tri-X, developed in HC-110 Dilution B
7.5 minutes @ 20 C.


Empty Spaces

Another image from early Saturday morning at the Toronto Beaches. Peaceful, quiet, but filled with the expectant anticipation of throngs of people expected to descend later in the day

Empty Boardwalk


Nikon N90s 35mm SLR, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50,
14 minutes @ 20 C

In Miniature

I was out shooting at the Beaches yesterday. and one of the lens I was using was the Lensbaby Composer with the Double-Glass optic. The narrow “sweet spot” of focus in the middle results in a miniature effect, to my eyes at least. In actuality I was at least 40 yards away from the gazebo.

Gazebo, Toronto Beaches


Nikon F3 35mm SLR, Lensbaby Composer with Double-Glass optic
Ilford Delta 400 film developed in TMax developer 1:4 for 6.5 minutes @ 20C
Negative scanned and post processed (contrast/vignette) using Nik Efex



Snow, Not Sand

I finally finished a roll of Eastman 2366 duplicating film yesterday, both started and finished at the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto’s Beaches district. 2366 is a slow (EI 15) very sharp film that I am really learning to love the look of! In this image, a casual glance might lead one to think it was sand, but this is all snow, on a bitterly cold January day.

Snow, Not Sand


Pentax K1000, 28mm/f2.8 SMC Pentax lens
Eastman 2366 film, E.I. 15, developed in Xtol 1:1 for 10 minutes

Cloud and Texture

This image was created on the only cloudy day we experienced on VIrgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. On a island known for sandy beaches and sun, I found this rocky beach fascinating. Much of the smaller rocks are actually old weathered pieces of coral that have washed onshore, along with small shells or broken bits of larger shells. Amazing textures, that demanded to be captured in black and white, so out came the medium format Mamiya, loaded with Tri-X.

A Rocky Beach On Virgin Gorda