Tag: Don Valley

The Former Don Jail

It is so nice to see a former jail become a place of healing (as part of the BridgePoint Health Centre)

Voigtlander Bessa R2M,
15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar lens

Rollei RPX 25 film


I love this old railway bridge in the lower Don Valley here in Toronto. There has been a lot of rain this spring so there is lush vegetation everywhere, and I like the internal framing effect in this image.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 SuperWide Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 400 film

Under a Bridge In the Lower Don Valley

I was out this past Sunday morning with my Mamiya RZ67 camera. It is large, fairly heavy and really needs to be mounted on a tripod. I have recently moved away from Large Format/4×5 (you can hear my reasons why on a recent episode of MPP) and am finding that shooting this camera on a tripod gave me everything I needed for that kind of experience, without the downsides.

Mamiya RZ67, 90mm RB lens
Fujifim Neopan Acros film

No Direction Home

The first of a couple more images from my Canon P rangefinder with my Voigtlander 35mm/2.5 Color Skopar lens. While I was in the Lower Don Valley about 10 days ago a homeless person was walking in the same direction. Shooting him from the back felt like the better thing to do.


Shot on Rollei Retro 80S film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C



I keep get drawn back to this disused railroad in the Don Valley in Toronto. Apparently it has only been about 6 years since it was last used, but it doesn’t take long for nature to start reclaiming it.

Old Railroad


(Pentax K1000 35mm SLR, 28mm/f2.8 SMC Pentax Lens with yellow filter,
shot on Rollei 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes)