Tag: Fuji Reala

Red and Blue

The red of the Canada post truck against the blue of the Ryerson University building caught my eye.

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Fuji Reala C-41 colour film

Tulips In High Park

Today’s image is of tulips in High Park, Toronto. I took the image using my Rolleicord III Twin-lens Reflex, on Fuji Reala colour negative film. I’ve mentioned before how the Xenar lens on this camera has nice swirlies in the out of focus areas when shot fairly wide open, and I think that effect suited the flowers.

High Park Tulips

Nina Among the Cherry Blossoms

Every year at around this time, people flock to High Park in Toronto to see the blooming of the Cherry blossoms. Delicate and lovely, they only last a few days at most. I thought it would be a nice setting for a portrait session with Nina Mason, a teacher and actress with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with in a few Alexander Showcase Theatre productions. In contrast to the newness of the blossoms, I used some decidedly old technology: a 1950’s era Rolleicord III twin lens reflex camera, loaded with Fuji Reala colour negative film. I like shooting this camera with the Xenar lens fairly open, as I like the way the background and corners blur.

There is no new, there is no old; only timeless.

Nina Among the Cherry Blossoms