Tag: Rollei 80s

Fading

I’ve lived long enough in Toronto to remember brighter days, when the city was described as “New York run by the Swiss”. Before decades of infrastructure neglect, enshrined through the selfish parsimony of the electorate, and the cowardice of elected officials. In today’s images, even though the park and the bridge are still in use, there is still to my eyes an atmosphere of neglect. All images created with Nikon F3, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens. Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal and toned in post.

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A Very Warm Morning

A very warm morning on the Boardwalk this morning. I ran into some technical challenges, but managed to get a couple of shots I liked.

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Nikon F2 35mm SLR, 105mm/2.5 Nikkor lens with Yellow filter
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+100 for one hour @ 20 C (Semi-stand)

Getting the Filter Right

I’ve always wanted to get a dramatic sky photo, and finally I’ve found the combination! Rollei Retro 80s film, plus a 25A red filter and Polarizing filter stacked together. I took this with my Mamiya RZ67 and 65mm lens early on a Sunday morning at the Beaches, with the sun at a right angle, for maximum polarizing effect.

Red filter plus Polarizer

Fragile Beauty

One of my images from this past Sunday morning at the Beaches. What I remember about this shot is that I had to spend some time before clearing the litter out of frame. People can be such pigs 😦

Rocks By the Water

Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder, 21mm/4 Voigtlander lens
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Bike Posts

Another image from my Olympus F 35mm half frame and my trip to Harbourfront in Toronto this past weekend. I’ve always found these bike locks interesting, especially if one is a bit bent, like me πŸ™‚

No Bikes

Olympus Pen F, 38mm/1.8 Olympus Zeiko lens
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+1 14 minutes @ 20 C

Getting Reaquainted

It has been a while, but I decided to get out my Olympus Pen F 35mm half-frame SLR last week. Since my recent back injury, I have to be careful about carrying heavy gear for extended periods, so going out with one lens and one compact camera is a joy. :-). Using a fine grain film such as Rollei Retro 80s means I am not sacrificing much by using a smaller format negative.

In the HarbourToronto Police Marine Unit Facility

On the TrailOn the Trail in Taylor Creek Park

The Park In the Evening

Taylor Creek Park (close to home in Toronto) is so lovely on an early summer evening πŸ™‚

Early Evening in Taylor Creek

 

Voigtlander Bessa R, 35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Lens,
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

View From the Balcony

I meant to post this image from our Scotland trip and didn’t get around to it until now. The sky cooperated on the morning I took this image of the Scottish coast!

Scotish Coast

Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder,
35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Skopar lensΒ 
and 25 A Red Filter

Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Overcoming a Grey Day

Rollei Retro 80s is an amazing film! When we visited Armadale castle it was a very grey, soggy day, but the inherent contrastiness and bite of the Rollei Retro 80s film turned the light into something special. All images taken with Voigtlander R body, 15mm/4.5 Superwide Heliar lens.

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

Shoot What’s There

There were a lot of disappointed photographers in High Park, Toronto today. The blossoming of the cherry blossoms was pretty much a bust this year, due to the very cold/late spring. Luckily there is no shortage of alternate subject matter available. As I continued my fisheye kick, I tried out the LensBaby fisheye optic (mounted in the Composer) on a film camera: my Nikon F2, loaded with Rollei 80s film. On the full frame 35mm I almost get a complete circle. I quite like the result. πŸ™‚

Tree in High Park

 

Nikon F2, Lensbaby Muse with Fisheye Optic, shot on Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20C