Tag: Rolleiflex E3

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

Sheep on the Farm

At my cousin Sally’s farm near Ottawa last weekend. The sheep were pretty wary.

Sheep Don't like me

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Kodak TMax 400 film developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C

Trying Out Rollei RPX 25

Last weekend I tried my first roll of Rollei RPX 25, a slow, fine grained film. I shot the roll on my Rolleiflex 3.5E3 and I developed the film using Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C. High contrast is often a challenge with these slow films, and although the negatives looked contrasty to the eye, I was able to coax good highlight and shadow detail out of them. I will be using this film again!!

RPX 25003
RPX 25007
RPX 25010

RPX 25004

Amy 3

The final post from our shoot with Amy.  Music, like teaching, is a journey.

Amy Tri-X007


Rolleiflex 3.5E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C

Tracks Revisited

(Scheduled post while I’m away)

I’ve been to these tracks many times. First time I’ve shot them in infrared.

Don Valley

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar with IR 72 filter,
Rollei Retro 80s film
developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C

Looking at the Future

(Scheduled post while I’m away).

Recently I was done by the lake and saw this young couple: as they looked out upon the calm waters, I wondered if they were looking at a future together.

Couple by the water


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in Tmax Dev, 1+4 for 6.5 minutes

On Saturday I was again down at the Toronto Beaches, and among the films I was shooting with my Rolleiflex was Rollei IR 400, a film that is sensitive to light in the infrared portion of the spectrum. With a nearly opaque IR 720 filter, one gets an almost otherworldly view of an otherwise normal sunny day.

Rollei Infrared

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar with IR72 filter (via Bay 2->52mm adapter)
Rollei IR 400 film at EI 12, developed in Xtol 1+1 12 min @ 20 C

Everyday Objects 1

It can be a fun challenge to look for everyday objects that can be an interesting composition. This collection of pylons on Queen Street in Toronto caught my eye yesterday

Everyday Objects 1


Rolleiflex E3, Xenotar 75mm/3.5 lens,
Fuji Neopan Acros 100 developed in Rodinal 1+50 13.5 minutes @ 20 C