Tag: Nikon F4

A Face From the Past?

Humans are great when it comes to superimposing external patterns on random structures. To me these holes in the rocks at Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta looked like a face, even down to the teeth.

Nikon F4, 28mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens
Rollei SuperPan 200 film

In the Eaton Centre

If you are a resident of Toronto, these images inside the Eaton Centre border on cliche, but it was still fun shooting with the 20mm Nikkor lens.

Nikon F4, 20mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Tmax 400 film

Through a Child’s Eyes

We’ve all seen it: A live performance of some kind, with the adults standing back passively watching, then a child comes up and gets close to the performers and perhaps join in, without the slightest hint of self-consciousness or acceptance of the dividing line between performer and audience. I witnessed one such moment at last weekend’s Open Streets festival as a young girl was entranced by a street band. It was a challenge to create the image; I just had the wide angle on the camera at the time, and I felt I had to take the image from the vantage point of the rest of the audience, so it would appear that I was merely taking photographs of the band, given the antipathy of so many to street photography today, especially when children are involved.

This image has been through a couple of treatments, and this is the final version, with a fair amount of cropping, but leaving enough space to show how the child had become an audience of one.

OPen Streets F4 UN54 035

Nikon F4S, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
ORWO UN54 film developed in Legacy Pro EcoPro developer

Back to the Railway Bridge

A couple of weeks ago, the Toronto Film shooters group had a meet-up in the lower Don Valley, and one of the stops was the old railway bridge. It was the most humid day I could recall for sometime, and compared to my last visit, there was a lot more vegetation: combined with the heavy air, it felt like a tropical rain forest.

TFS Nikon F4 rxp25 8-16033

Nikon F4, 50mm/1.8 Nikkor D lens
Rollei RPX 25 film, developed in Rodinal

A Bridge Not Too Far

Recently I visited my good friends Rob and Katherine in Guelph Ontario, and they took me to see a covered bridge that I didn’t know about. A lovely and fascinating structure with a lot of photographic possibilities. Both images were taken with my Nikon F4S 35mm SLR with a 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens.

Covered bridge in Guelph, Ontario

Covered bridge in Guelph, Ontario


Old architecture reflected by a modern building. I love the distortions.

Window reflection


Nikon F4, 80-200mm/4 Nikkor zoom lens
Svema Foto 200 film, developed in Xtol 1+1 12 min @ 20 C