Tag: Rolleiflex

An Adventure

So on Saturday I thought I had a roll of Kodak Tmax 100 loaded in my Rolleiflex. I was shooting it at EI 50 to try a technique I had heard about. When I finished the roll and unloaded the camera I found to my horror that it had been a roll of Tmax 400, thus I had overexposed by 3 stops. I did some research/guesswork, and tried developing it in Pyrocat HD developer for 10 minutes and I got very usable negatives. When I mixed up the Pyrocat HD solution it turned bright green, which I have not seen before, but it still worked!

Near the Water

The Quiet of the Snow

Another image from the snowy shoot with Justine this past Saturday in High Park. The snow is like nature’s diffuser: the light is softened and sounds are muted, sharp edges and angles are rounded by a covering of snow. This image is not tack-sharp, but for me I feel it captures the mood of the the shoot.

In the Quiet of the Snow


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar
Tri-X @ EI 800, developed in Diafine.
Post work with Lightroom and NiK Efex


I’ve had the privilege of working with sisters Sabrina and Rowena recently, and here is an image of them together at Allen Garden’s last Saturday. I think the relationship that sisters have can be a complicated dance. 🙂

Sabrina and Rowena

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Ilford Delta 3200 developed in DD-X for 12.5 minutes @ 20 C


I first met Karen a number of years ago, when we both had images in an exhibit of photographs from the G20 incident in Toronto. A talented, resourceful and strong woman, she has a lot of presence in front of the camera!



Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X @ EI 800 developed in Diafine
Negative Scanned and post-processed in Lightroom and Nik Efex

Low Light

Shooting was a challenge in terms of light this past Saturday. Indoors at the Allen Gardens on a dreary day it was not very bright. I had one roll left of Delta 3200, and developing it in DD-X (at the time listed for EI 6400, not 3200) gave a look I quite like, wit ha smooth tonal range.

Delta 3200 / DD-X


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Ilford Delta 3200 film @ EI 3200
Developed in DD-X 1+4, 12.5 minutes @ 20 C

Something New

Today’s image of the fall colours in Toronto’ St. James Cemetery is from the first roll of colour slide film I developed at home using the Argentix E6 development kit. Slide development is a fussy thing, and I don’t think I got it quite right, but it was definitely in the ballpark! It is not easy to get slide film developed in Toronto any more, so I was very happy to find a Canadian distributor for the development chemistry, as U.S. sellers aren’t allowed to ship these kind of chemicals across borders. I might not shoot E6 slide film all that much anymore, but I can at least say I’ve developed my own!

Fall colours, from my first home-develped roll of slide film!


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Fuji Velvia Slide film, home developed using Argentix E6 kit


Taylor Creek

I really liked the look of the bridge through the Weeping Willow tree at this location in Taylor Creek Park, Toronto.

Taylor Creek


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 lens
Kodak Tmax 100 film at EI 50,
developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 1o minutes @ 20 C

Around the Corner

I like pictures of paths and stairs. They are like stories, inviting you to follow them and find out what is waiting for you, just around the corner. This image is from Taylor Creek in Toronto, last weekend.

Taylor Creek


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Kodak Tmax 100 film at EI 50, developed in Rodinal
1+50 for 10 minutes @ 20 c