Tag: Toronto Beaches

The Beaches Through a Red Filter

Yes, I love the look of skies darkened by a red filter. To me it seems like a sense of stark drama is created, a hidden eeriness is revealed. These four images are from a recent trip down to The Beaches.

Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens with red filter
Rollei Retro 80s filmĀ 

The Filtered View

Last Saturday morning I was back in the Beaches area, near the R.H. Harris plant. I have shot there many times before, but this was the first time I took my new Voigtlander Superwide 15mm lens, and also the first time I shot Eastman Double-X black and white film with a read filter. Really happy with the results in these images!

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar lens,
25A red filter
Eastman Double-X film

 

An Old Friend

I don’t shoot my Mamiya RZ 67 as much as I should; it is heavy, bulky, and does not particularly like cold weather. But it was warm enough recently to take it down to the east end of the Beaches.

Mamiya RZ67, 65mm Mamiya C lens
Ilford FP4+ film

Abandoned?

Recently at the Beaches my friend Ori and I saw this child’s tricycle close the water; there were no children nearby, but it did not look like the kind of thing that would be abandoned. The combination of the bright sun, the bright colour and the amazing Agfa Portrait 160 film (frozen from 2004) makes this one of my favourite images so far this year.

Hasselblad 500CM, 50m/f4 Zeiss Distagon lens
Agfa Portrait 160 C-41 film