This is one more image from the Distillery District: another view of one of the old pick-ups that is on display, slowing decaying.
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.
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)
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.