Tag: Plus-X

Atlas Mine #1

The Atlas Mine Museum is located just outside of Drumheller, Alberta in the Badlands. A coal-mine (now closed) it is a fascinating location, especially if you like heavy machinery. In one area of the exhibit, a lot of abandoned machinery and parts are laid out, against an amazing backdrop.

Atlas Coal Mine002-Edit

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Plus-X developed in Rodinal 1+25
Toned in post

Alien World

Recently I was in Alberta for business meetings, and as I was staying over the weekend I had time to do some exploring and drove up to see the Badlands around Drumheller. These formations are called hoodoos; the day brought a bright overcast sky, and combined with a strong backlight the landscape had an alien look to it. While the hoodoos are not as big as one might think (only a few metres), their shape is fascinating.

Hoodoos in the Alberta Badlands

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Plus-X film developed in Rodinal 


A Pleasant Jumble

After the glass and steel grid that makes up so much of Toronto, the town of Lerwick in the Scottish Shetland Islands is such a delightful change! All these images were taken with my Rolleiflex E3 camera, on some of my final rolls of Kodak Plus-X film

Town of Lerwick

Town of Lerwick

Town of Lerwick

Three for the Show

My mission tonight is to make 11″ by 14″ prints of these images taken yesterday at the bitterly cold shores of Lake Ontario. I was very happy at how the images turned out, so I think they merit a place in my upcoming photo exhibition. All three were taken with my Pentax 6×7 medium format camera, an oversized beast that  works well in gloved hands 🙂 I shot one roll of my limited stock of Kodak Plus-X film ,sadly no longer made.

Toronto Beaches, -22 C

Toronto Beaches, -22 C

Toronto Beaches, -22 C


In 1976, when my father let me use my first “good” camera (his Voigtlander Vito B) he sent me to the store to buy film, with the instructions “Ask for Plus-X”. Decades later, here is an image from a test roll of Plus-X I shot yesterday — expired since about 1983, but still perfectly usable!

Fire Station #17


Olympus XA, 35mm Olympus lens
Plus-X, developed in Xtol 1+1 for 7.5 minutes