Tag: Rangefinder

The Flat and the Curved

My first post from 2015, with an image from one of my last rolls of 2014: I saw the ups and downs of the fence, against an eternally flat horizon.

The Straight and the Curved


Bessa R, 35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Skopar,
Tri-X developed in Pyrocat HD 1+1+100, 15.5 minutes @ 20 C

Banff Springs Hotel

As much as I love the natural splender of Banff, from an architectural point of view, the Banff Springs hotel is quite something. This glass-walled room in particular is incredible!

Banff Springs Tri-X 3200
Voigltander Bessa R, 35mm/2.5 Color Skopar Lens
Tri-X @ EI 3200semi-stand developed in Rodinal,
1+100 for 2 hours @ 20 C (gentle agitation every 30 minutes)

Solitary Space

At the Art Gallery of Ontario, another large space marked by a solitary individual.

Solitary Figure


Voigtlander Bessa L 35mm camera, 21mm/4 Voigtlander Color Skopar lens
Tri-X at Box speed, developed in Pyrocat 1+1+100, 15 min. @ 20 C 

Words and Images

I found this scene recently and was struck by the ironic contrast between the mural art and the words in the image, especially if one disregards the context of the words. Given recent events in the U.S. the irony becomes bitter.

Collision of words and image


Voigtlander Bessa R, 21mm/4 Voigtlander Color Skopar lens
Trix-X @ EI 400 developed in Pyrocat-HD 1+1+100 15 minutes @ 20 C

A Quiet Moment

I don’t often get a chance to photograph children, so it was fun recently to get a few images of the younger son of a good photographer friend of mine. He likes to move around a lot, so the manual focus was a challenge!

A few light leaks on the film 😦

Son of a friend


Contax IIIa (35mm rangefinder from the 1950’s) 50mm/2 Jupiter 9 lens
Svema 125 Colour Film (C-41)

Snow and Wood

This image is from an outing on January 1st, in a valley park in central Toronto. It was quiet and cold. I think I saw one other person while I was there.

Snow on Wood


Canon 7, 21mm/4 Voigtlander Skopar lens, Polypan F developed in Diafine 3 + 3

Smiling From the Sidelines

Here is another image from the belly dancing in Kensington Market recently. This image is of a dancer Audra of the Dark Side Studio) waiting in wings for her groups turn to perform. I was struck by how the various groups enjoyed each others performances, in a supportive atmosphere.

Dancers on the sidelines

(Canon 7 35mm Rangefinder, Leica 90mm/f4 Elmar lens, Tri-X developed in Microdol-X)

Old Married Couple

With the ubiquity of cell phones, we are seeing fewer and fewer pay phones; they are increasingly seen as obsolete, and the ones that are still around tend to be in pretty rough shape. These two outside the Bathurst subway station seem different; they are both in decent condition, and seem determined to maintain dignity and a sense of purpose. In a sense, they remind me of an old married couple: not flashy, but dedicated and devoted.

Old Married Couple(Canon 7 35mm rangefinder, 50mm/f2 Jupiter 8 lens,
Fomapan 100 film,

developed in Tmax developer for 9 minute)