Tag: HP5+

A Cold Day in Tobermory

Earlier this year I spent a couple of days in Tobermory, Ontario. The first day was unseasonable cold, with rain, mist and fog. It made for some great atmosphere in the harbour though! I took both images with my Rolleiflex 3.5E3, using Ilford HP5+ film, pushed one stop to EI 800.

Arch Reflections

Last weekend my eye was caught by the reflections at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Ilford HP5+, developed in H-110 Dilution B


Recently I bumped into my photographer friend Leon Bonin, near Downtown Camera in Toronto. When it comes to street photography, Leon is absolutely fearless; he will ask anyone if he can take his/her picture, and he gets great results.

From a technical point of view,  I am very happy with the combination of HP5+ film (not know for super fine grain) and Perceptol developer. Reasonably tight grain, and nice tonality!

RFlex HP5 perceptol005

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Ilford HP5+ film developed in Perceptol

Michelle Again

Here is another image of my friend Michelle, taken at the Quebec meet-up of friends she hosted. This photograph was made with my 4×5 Speed Graphic, my antique Petzval lens, some amazing light, and an amazing subject 🙂


Looking at the Future

(Scheduled post while I’m away).

Recently I was done by the lake and saw this young couple: as they looked out upon the calm waters, I wondered if they were looking at a future together.

Couple by the water


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in Tmax Dev, 1+4 for 6.5 minutes

Another Pyrocat HD Image

Here is another image from the roll of HP5+ film I developed in Pyrocat HD developer yesterday. This developer has really “unlocked” this film for me. Taken in Niagara-On-The-Lake on a very dull day this past summer, the tonality is much better than I would have expected.

Niagara on the Lake


Baby Speed Graphic with 120 6×7 film back,
101mm/4.5 Ektar lens.
Ilford HP5+ film developed in
Pyrocat HD 1+1+100 for 19 minutes @ 20 C

Playing Chess

Another image from the roll shot using the Pentax 200mm/f4 lens, this time of chess players in front of Metropolitan Church in downtown Toronto. There is always an interesting collection of characters in this location!

Playing Chess


(Pentax Spotmatic, 200mm/f4 Super Takumar lens, HP5 film at box speed, developed in D-23 1:1 15 minutes)

HP5+ Comes Through in Medium Format!

Today’s photo is an image of my elder daughter Julia, beside a window in our house that seems to guarantee great light all the time :-). I had a roll of Ilford HP5+ kicking around so I loaded it into my Baby Speed Graphic, using a 6×7 120 roll film adapter from a Mamiya RB67 which just happens to fit 🙂 I’ve never had great luck with that film in 35mm (always too grainy), but in 120 I’m blown away!

My Daughter Julia

Another Everyday Abstraction

It can be fun looking for interesting patterns and shapes in everyday mundane objects, and a bus shelter in Toronto is about as mundane as it gets. But today’s image was created by strong sunlight beaming through a bus shelter onto the concrete sidewalk, and the geometry seemed interesting to me.


(Contax IIIA, Jupiter 8 52/2 lens, HP5+ developed in HC-110 dilution B, 7:30)