Recently there was a film photowalk on a rather wintery day in Toronto. I was out with my nearly sixty year old Zenit 3M SLR with my 44 Helios lens. The viewfinder quickly got wet/ obscured in the snow, and it was very hard to focus. Not much was sharp that day!
Three More Images from Taylor Creek
I decided to post three more images from Taylor Creek Park, again taken with my Olympus OM-1 on Eastman Double-X film. In terms of the brief sunshine I was in the right place at the right time!
Winter Creek in Whistler
Through the Window
The first of likely a few posts from Whistler (once I develop my film this weekend). I was at a meeting this past week in Whistler, B.C. I had an amazing view from my hotel window, and took more than a couple of images at various times of today in various lighting conditions. Winter light to my eyes often has a pewter-like tone, like it did when I took this image.
Nikon P600 camera
This past Sunday was a glorious winter day: bright and clear, with a dazzling crystal light: like being inside the diamond. The sharp lines and shadows that would have made an outdoor portrait session very difficult made other kinds of images possible.
This was the first time I had shot on the Voigtlander Bessa 66 120 format folding camera, given to me by my friend David Kent. This model has the amazing Color Skopar lens, and I am very impressed with its sharpness.
Voigtlander Bessa 66 camera, Rollei RPX 400 film
The First Day of the Year
I have made it a tradition the last few years to go out camera in hand on the morning of January 1st, regardless of the weather. This year was grey and cool for most of the day, but I still went down to the Beaches in the morning, with my Nikon F2 and three lenses. This image was taken with my 50mm/1.4 lens, on TMax 400 film.
The F2 is one of my cameras that doesn’t get used as much as it should as, and I have more than a couple of cameras in that category, so one of my photography goals for 2016 is, no buying of cameras or lenses (repair/replacement excepted, as needed)! Time to use more of what I have.
Embracing the Snow
This past Saturday I had a photoshoot in High Park scheduled with actress/dancer Justine Cargo. The weather turned on us, and we had heavy snow for most of the shoot. Rather than cancel, we made the snowfall part of the shoot, and in this image, Justine created an amazing expression of joy that I was fortunate to capture.
Nikon D7100, 18-200 Nikkor lens
Post processing with Nik Efex/Lightroom