In Montreal there is a modern building whose colours make for interesting reflections.
Voigltander Bessa T, 35mm/f1.7 Ultron lens
Kodak Ektachrome E100 film
I finally shot my first roll of the relatively recently re-introduced Kodak Ektachrome 100 E6 slide film. I had a fun session with my good friend Nyx in High Park. (Black and white images to follow in an upcoming post!). I love the look of this slide film, and it is always a pleasure to work with Nyx.
Nikon F5, 105mm/f2.5 Nikkor lens
Kodak Ektachrome 100 E6 Slide film
In my blog post “Light of Other Days” from August 2015 I posted an image taken from inside a hut, looking out through a window, as into another world. The image in that post was in black and white. This is a colour version, shot using my Rolleiflex, on expired Provia 100 slide film. hard for me to choose between the two.
Another just developed slide image from my visit with Michelle and friends in Quebec last summer. IT was a brilliantly bright day, and in this window the sky looked so blue, and I loved the way the reflection was set off by the red window frame.
Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Fuji Provia 100 slide film
When my 1860’s Petzval lens was made, colour photography was only entering its earliest experimental phase, so it was fun to try the lens with Fuji Provia 100F colour slide film during my recent shoot with Kristen. I developed the film with the Rapid E6 kit from Argentix.ca. I love the muted colours produced by this uncoated lens. The sad thing is I only have 10 more sheets of this film, now discontinued 😦
Today’s image of the fall colours in Toronto’ St. James Cemetery is from the first roll of colour slide film I developed at home using the Argentix E6 development kit. Slide development is a fussy thing, and I don’t think I got it quite right, but it was definitely in the ballpark! It is not easy to get slide film developed in Toronto any more, so I was very happy to find a Canadian distributor for the development chemistry, as U.S. sellers aren’t allowed to ship these kind of chemicals across borders. I might not shoot E6 slide film all that much anymore, but I can at least say I’ve developed my own!
Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Fuji Velvia Slide film, home developed using Argentix E6 kit
I think slide film has its one particular magic: holding a strip of slide film in one’s hand is like holdng a collection of little universes, with each image being a doorway into each world. Today’s image is from a roll of Fuji slide film I shot in England this summer using my medium format Mamiya 645 Pro TL
The grounds of Hever Castle (childhood home of Ann Boleyn