Tag: N90s


Another image from a foggy day at the Beaches on Saturday. I was struck by this scene of a family in the distance looking out at the fog.


Nikon N90s, 105mm/2.5 Nikkor AI lens
Kentmere 400 film

Winter Fog

Yesterday was a foggy day at the Beaches. I was shooting with my  Nikon N90s and Nikkor 105mm/2.5 (replacing the one that was stolen). The film was an old expired roll of Ultrafine Xtreme 400 I had lying around and the result was grainier than I would have liked, but perhaps for the fog the effect works.


By the Shore

Going back to Bluffer’s Park Beach on January 1st. I was drawn by the reflections on the water further ashore, left by larger waves.


Nikon N90s, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei RPX25 film
Developed in Rodinal (Semi-stand)

Low Sun

Another image from my January 1st outing to Bluffer’s Park Beach. The sun was low in the sky at this moment.


Nikon N90s, 28m/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei RPX25 film, semi-stand developed in Rodinal

A New Year

For a few years now I have made it my own little ritual to go out for a shoot on the morning of January 1st. That way, no matter what else happens, I can say the new year is another year in which I have some at least some photography. 🙂 This morning I went to Bluffer’s Park Beach in Toronto. A shore symbolizes time to me: the waves and water are eternal, and the shore is always changing.


Nikon N90s, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei RPX25 film developed in Rodinal

Buses By The Museum

Yesterday afternoon I went out with my Nikon N90s, a 35mm SLR I haven’t used in some time. On it I had mounted my Tamron SP 17mm/3.5 Superwide lens, also neglected for some time. The N90s has lovely ergonomics and fits nicely in the hand, and this is the first roll I shot with the Tamron lens where I feel happy with the results. Both images below were shot on PolyPan F film, developed in Ilfosol 3.


Empty Spaces

Another image from early Saturday morning at the Toronto Beaches. Peaceful, quiet, but filled with the expectant anticipation of throngs of people expected to descend later in the day

Empty Boardwalk


Nikon N90s 35mm SLR, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50,
14 minutes @ 20 C

Facing the Sun

Yesterday I went to the Beaches in Toronto early; at 7 am the sun is lower in the sky, making for dramatic lighting and shadows. I’m surprised there isn’t more flare in this image, since I was shooting into the sun.

7 am


Nikon N90s 35mm SLR, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens with 25A red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50, 14 minutes @ 20 C


I love reflections, especially reflections that create distortion: geometry and optics become a plaything, and all I do is capture photons at play.

This image is of reflections on a building in downtown Toronto, not far from the Ontario Art Gallery. I am reminded a bit of Escher; if I stare at this image long enough the shapes and angles almost seem to ripple.


One technical point about the photo; I used my just acquired Nikon N90s to create this picture. Little more than 10 years ago, the street price of a N90s body was around $1,000. I got my somewhat beat-up but perfectly functional specimen for about $50 on eBay.

Obsolescence rocks!!! 🙂