Tag: Todmorden Mills

Down and Up the Stairs

Not far from where we live is Todmorden Mills, an historic site which to me has the added significance of being the location of our older daughter’s upcoming marriage at the end of the month. These images are two views of the same set of stairs, going down and coming up.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar lens
Rollei SuperPan 200 film

Early Morning Light

One more from TodMorden Mills: the sun was just beginning to show through the trees, and was lighting up the railing in an interesting way.


Hasselblad 500C/M, 50mm/4 Distagon lens
Rollei RPX25 film, developed in Rodinal

Overgrown Fence

Another image from Todmorden Mills in Toronto. I love how this overgrown fence blends in with the trees and plants


Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar lens
Rollei RPX 400 film, stand-developed in Rodinal

Inside a SunDial

Early morning at Todmorden Mills in Toronto, the sun coming over the trees, creating a complicated light. I was there for about an hour, watching the light progress across the location, like a large sundial.


Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar lens
Rollei RPX 400 film, stand-developed in Rodinal

Testing a Film Back

While I love my Hasselblad 500C/M, I have had issues with film backs for it: I ended up buying a “new” to me film back which arrived while I was out of town. I went out for a quick test shoot yesterday morning at Todmorden Mills, and happily the back is working OK 🙂


Hasselblad 500C/M, 80mm/2.8 Planar
Kodak TMax 100 film


One More From Todmorden Mills

I decided to post one more from my visit to this great location last Sunday morning. This tree does have a great shape: to me it looks like a hand making a gesture.


Kodak Medalist I, 100mm/3.5 lens. Tri-X respooled for 620,
6×9 neg. developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C

Medalist at the Mill

Two more from my visit to Todmorden Mills last Saturday Morning, this time shot with my Kodak Medalist, on Respooled Tri-X A bit of fogging on the edges but not affecting the image). I love that morning light!

Mills Medalist009
Mills Medalist012

More 6×7

Today another image captured on 6×7, but the camera I used was my Mamiya RZ67. Compared to the Pentax 67, this large, bulky beast definitely feels like a tripod camera, but is still a joy to use, at a slow, contemplative pace.



(90mm/f3.8 lens, Ilford Delta 100 film developed in Rodinal 1+25 for 9 minutes at 20C)