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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!! 🙂