Tag: Distillery District


Yesterday I took part in an all day choral workshop as a member of the Exultate Chamber Singers, as we began preparing for our 2015-2016 season. The workshop took place in Toronto’s Distillery District, so at lunch I went out with my Olympus Pen F camera, with a Pentax M 50mm/1.4 lens, mounted via an $8 adapter to a Canon EOS to Olympus Pen adapter. Not nearly as cumbersome as it sounds, and coupled with a sharp fine-grained film such as the Rollei RPX 25 I think the combination works.

Front of old Dodge Pickup

Ideal Format?

Today, another image captured yesterday at the Distillery District in Toronto with my Pentax 67. the 6 cm by 7 cm format has been called by some the “ideal format”; one reason is that you can print on 8×10 paper with no cropping to speak of. By contrast, 35mm would required 8×12 paper to do the same.

Despite this, I found a couple of my images worked better when cropped as square (or at least “squarish”), including this image. With the sun still relatively low in the horizon at 10 am on a mid October day I liked the start look of the shadows on the building.


(Taken with 105mm/f2.4 lens, Kodak TMax 400 film developed in TMax developer)

Distillery District

Today’s image was created in Toronto’s Distillery District, using my Pentax 67 medium format camera. Larger sized negatives (such as the 6cm x 7 cm negatives created by this camera) make grain less of an issue so I was able to use Rodinal developer, which emphasizes sharpness rather than fine grain.

Wagon Wheel