Tag: Niagara Falls

Old and New

It was a rather grey and soggy weekend in Niagara Falls, but I did have fun shooting black and white images with the Sony A7ii; It’s great to be able to use 50 year old lenses on a new camera. (In this case it was a Nikkor 50mm/f1.4 lens).

Power Station

Last Sunday morning I drove a few minutes from Niagara-On-the-Lake towards Niagara Falls to take a few images of the Sir Adam Beck power station with my Hasselblad 500C/M and Distagon 50mm/4 lens. The film was Kodak Portra 800, exposed at E.I. 400.

N.O.L. Hassy p400 8-16009

Without Colour

Today, one of the first of a couple more images from the White Water Walk near Niagara Falls, Ontario. Rather than focusing on the water, I am focusing on the walkway beside the rapids. This image (taken with my Hasselblad 500C/M and 50mm/4 Distagon lens) was originally shot on Lomography 400 colour film, but after scanning, I think I like the black and white version better, with its emphasis on textures.

N.O.L. Hassy LM400 8-16009

White Water

This past weekend as part of our trip to Niagara-On-the-Lake I drove along the Niagara Parkway towards the falls and went along the White Water Walk, beside the turbulent rapids. I made these three images using my Hasselblad 500C/M, and 80mm Planar lens with a red-orange filter attached. The film was Rollei Retro 80s, developed in Rodinal.

With the camera mounted on a tripod I had an exposure time of 1/4 second so that the rapid motion of the water would blur.

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A Soggy Day

It was a pretty soggy day in Niagara Falls yesterday, and the two film cameras I had with me had no weather sealing. I wanted this shot at the base of the American falls, so out came the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smart phone. Quite happy with the results!

At the Base of the American Falls

Table Rock

This image is a cyanotype of an image I took a bit over a week ago at Niagara Falls, from a spot called Table Rock. I took this image on a Friday morning, very close to the spot where a couple of days later, a young woman would slip and fall into the river and over the falls, to her death.

Niagara Falls, Table Rock