Tag: Voigtlander

Inside the Cafe

Janice and I had breakfast in this cafe across the street from Notre Dame in Montreal on our recent trip. I would call this interior a glorious competition!

Voigtlander Bessa T, 15mm/f4.5 Superwide Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 400 film

Images of Old Montreal

We were recently in Montreal for a few days of vacation, and most of my photography was in Old Montreal. I love the architecture in that part of town! Perfect for wide-angle images, such as these, shot on Kodak TMax 400 film and various Voigtlander Bessa rangefinders

 

Portrait By the Window

I took this portrait recently with my 1945-50 vintage Voiglander Bessa 66 folding medium format camera. There were a number of reasons why this image should not have turned out: this is a scale focus camera (meaning you have to judge the distance), and I was shooting wide open; no margin for error. I was also pushing HP5+ to EI 1600 for the first time. But what I got was one of my favourite portraits of the year!

Voigtlander Bessa 66 camera (Color-Skopar 75mm/f3.5 lens)
Ilford HP5+ @EI 1600 (developed in TMax developer 1+4)

Flowers on a Bike

There are a few of these bicycle/flower combos on Queen Street in the Beaches: an ad for a local business. In colour they are a cheery yellow, but I like the look of black and white on a cloudy day.

Voiglander R2M, 50mm/2 Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 100 film

Into the Sun

Another image from my first roll shot in the Voigtlander Bessa 66 medium format folder. On Sunday morning the best views of Philosopher’s Walk on the U of T campus seemed to be straight into the sun, which usually results in a lot of flare. I placed the sun behind a tree branch to try to minimize it, and I do like the results.

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Voigtlander Bessa 66, Rollei RPX400 film
stand-developed in Rodinal