I haven’t been to Toronto’s Distillery District for around a year or so, because of COVID. That changed late last week when I went down early on a sunny morning, with my OM-1 kit and some Fomapan 100.
Last weekend I got together with friends Sean and Ori for some large format shooting at the unused rail bridge in the lower Don Valley in Toronto. I was shooting my Speed Graphic 4×5, with a 127mm/4.7 Kodak Ektar lens, using Fomapan 100 film.
Here’s a image of my friend Sean, setting up an shot with his 4×5 view camera, taken with my Olympus XA 35mm.
And finally a shot of me! (Image taken by Sean Patenaude with his Nikon, used with permission)
Today another portrait of a film photography friend 🙂 It was a lovely day at High Park yesterday when Chrissie Wu and I met up for a photoshoot. I was once again using my 4×5 Speed Graphic and vintage Petzval lens, but the film was Fomapan 100, which I have never shot in 4×5 before. Developed in Xtol 1+1 for 7.5 minutes @ 20 C, I am quite happy with the tonality of the result.
For my last post this year, one more image from my “mystery roll” that had images from the VOX conference in Hamilton. For this image I used my Voigtlander 21mm/4, a lens that mounts on any camera that uses the classic Leica screwmount (in my case I used my early 1960’s vintage Canon 7 rangefinder). I love the sharpness of this lens, and I need to use it more!
Canon 7, 21mm/4 Voigtlander lens, Fomapan 100 developed in D-23 1:1 for 15 minutes
It was grey, dismal and rather soggy in High Park yesterday. All the jewel-like ice on the tree branches left by the ice storm in Toronto was all more or less melted. Everywhere you looked broken branches and other debris were scattered as reminders of the recent weather, and the fact that by some estimates Toronto has lost 20% of its canopy.
Canon 7 35mm Rangefinder, Voigtlander 21mm/f4 lens, Fomapan 100 film, developed in D-23 1:1 for 15 minutes
I have many “mystery” rolls of film, where I have no clue what is on the roll. I was finishing just such a roll today in High Park. When I developed it, I found some images from the VOX social media conference in Hamilton this past summer. I like this image as there is only one person in front of the camera, but a whole collection of friends (and me) represented by long late day shadows.
(Canon 7 35mm Rangefinder, 21mm/f4 Voigtlander lens, Fomapan 100 film developed in D-23 1:1)