Tag: Toronto

Tree Light

It was a beautiful spring day at High Park in Toronto yesterday, and there is one spot where the combination of the species of tree and the angle of the morning sun made for some great light.

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Hasselblad 500C/M, 50mm/4 Distagon lens
Rollei Retro 80S film, developed in Rodinal
Toning added in post

Different Gear

One more image of the Beaches last Saturday, but this one created using my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app. While most of my posts will continue to be film-based, I will likely continue to post more iPhone-created images. At the end of the day, it’s about the image, not the gear.

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Like a Mirror

Back to High Park, with the Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm/2.8 lens mounted on an old Spotmatic. The water was very still that chilly morning. Shot on Kodak Tmax 400.


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!

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Mills Medalist012


Yesterday I took part in an all day choral workshop as a member of the Exultate Chamber Singers, as we began preparing for our 2015-2016 season. The workshop took place in Toronto’s Distillery District, so at lunch I went out with my Olympus Pen F camera, with a Pentax M 50mm/1.4 lens, mounted via an $8 adapter to a Canon EOS to Olympus Pen adapter. Not nearly as cumbersome as it sounds, and coupled with a sharp fine-grained film such as the Rollei RPX 25 I think the combination works.

Front of old Dodge Pickup

Getting the Filter Right

I’ve always wanted to get a dramatic sky photo, and finally I’ve found the combination! Rollei Retro 80s film, plus a 25A red filter and Polarizing filter stacked together. I took this with my Mamiya RZ67 and 65mm lens early on a Sunday morning at the Beaches, with the sun at a right angle, for maximum polarizing effect.

Red filter plus Polarizer

Another Gazebo shot

Yes, I like shooting gazebos! They have such an interesting geometry about them that I can’t resist, and there is no 12 step program for this particular architectural fetish 🙂

I’m also spending more time shooting large format, and enjoying the slower, more thoughtful process.

Kew Gardens Gazebo, Toronto

4×5 Speed Graphic, 127mm/4.7 Ektar lens.
FP4+ developed in HC-110 Dilution B, 7 minutes @ 20 C