Tag: Niagara On the Lake

Looking for the Story

I did a bit of street photography during our recent weekend in Niagara On the Lake, using my Rolleiflex. The best street photography at least hints at an underlying story, and that was my goal with this couple outside one of the theatres. Shot on Ilford HP5 + film.

N.O.L. Rollei HP5 8-16003

N.O.L. Rollei HP5 8-16002


A New Combo

I’ve recently liked developing Ilford HP5 Plus in Ilford Perceptol developer, for fine grain and nice tonality, but it is an expensive developer. I was very happy therefore to find an equivalent developer, Legacy Pro Mic-X that gives me the same kind of results, for a lot less money! Both these images (shot in Niagara-On-the-Lake using my Rolleiflex 3.5E3 camera) are all from the first roll of HP5 Plus I developed using this developer. I’m sold!

N.O.L. Rollei HP5+ 8-16009

N.O.L. Rollei HP5+ 8-16001


Fort George: One Roll, Twelve Images

It is very rare that I am happy with all twelve images on a medium format roll of film; one of my rolls from this past weekend in Niagara-On-the-Lake is one such example. It was a very hot day, with a brilliant sky and the ground baked hard under my feet. Fort George is a wide open space, with little respite from an unrelenting sun, and forme the use of a red filter to darken the sky and make the light more dramatic really helped capture the day. The camera was my Hasselblad 500C/M and the film was Rollei RPX400, developed in Rodinal.

N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16010

N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16012
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16011
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16009
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16008
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16007
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16006-Edit
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16005
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16004
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16003
N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16002

N.O.L. Hassy RPX400 8-16001

In Praise of Slower Film

As time goes on, my preference seems more and more towards using slower (less light sensitive) films and the larger negative size of medium format; it is hard to beat that combination for sharpness and fine grain. (Not that grain is always bad, quit the opposite) but this is the look that resonates with me these days. This set of photographs is from this past weekend in Niagara On-the-Lake, at Fort George. All were made using my Hasselblad 500C/M, shot on Ilford Pan F Plus, a slow speed (ISO 50) but wonderfully sharp and detailed film. Toned in post.

N.O.L. Hassy Pan F plus 001-Edit

N.O.L. Hassy Pan F plus 006-Edit
N.O.L. Hassy Pan F plus 002-Edit
N.O.L. Hassy Pan F plus 008-Edit
N.O.L. Hassy Pan F plus 009-Edit

Something Slightly Different

This image is from our trip to Niagara On the Lake this past weekend. It was a gazebo, so I had to shoot it, but to me the woman stretching out in front gives the image a slightly different, almost surreal aspect; it would be a very different image without her.

By the Gazebo


Nikon F2, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Eastman 2366 film, E.I. 10, developed in Xtol 1+1 for 10 minutes @ 20 C