Tag: Ilford FP4+

Waiting for the Zamboni

This image was taken a couple of weeks ago on the roll I developed this week. At Nathan Phillip’s Square the rink is being cleared of skaters for the Zamboni machine.

Hasselblad 500 C/M, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford FP4+ film, developed in Rodinal

After a Few Days

I have been in a funk photographically for a few days. Too busy to do much in the way of photography and not all that happy with the images I was taking. I did go out yesterday morning to Taylor Creek Park and finished off a roll languishing in a film back for my Hasselblad and got a few I liked.

Hasselblad 500 CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford Fp4 Plus film, developed in Rodinal


Stone Arch at Limehouse

Yesterday I visited my the Limehouse Conservation area for the first time with my good friend Bill Smith. This stone arch really caught my eye.

Leica IIIa, 50mm/1.8 Canon Serenar lens
Ilford FP4+ film

What Was the Story?

From the recent film shooters meet-up in Toronto. Trying to remember why he closed his eyes at that moment.

Nikon N90s, Heliar 44/2 58mm/f2 lens
Ilford FP4+ developed as positive by DR5

Outside the Cathedral

Not yet replaced by new growth, this plant in the park beside St. James Cathedral in Toronto had some interesting textures.

Nikon N90s, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Ilford FP4+ film developed as positive by DR5

Forgotten Film

If you shoot film for long enough, you end up with old exposed rolls of film, and you have no idea what’s on them. I developed such a role this week, and it turns out to be from Thanksgiving, 2014. We were stating in Smith Falls, Ontario, and I went out early one morning down by the canal. It was chilly, and steam was rising from the water as the sun came up.


Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Xenotar lens
FP4+ film developed in Xtol 1+1 for 10 minutes @ 20 C

Mixing It Up

Most portraits are vertically oriented (hence the term “portrait orientation”). But it is fun to mix things up now and then. Here is another image of my photographer friend Suzanne. To show as much of the Helios 44/2 lens’s optical character (namely the swirl with the lens wide open) I felt the portrait needed to be horizontal.


Zenit 3M 35mm SLR with Helios 44/2 58mm/2 lens
Ilford FP4+ developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C
Diffusion and toning added in post