Tag: Winter


Today, an image from this past Saturday’s Toronto Film Shooter’s meet-up at the Lakeshore. The winter so far this year in Toronto has been grey and grimy from a photographic point of view.


Nikon F4, 105mm/2.5 Nikkor lens
Kodak TMax 400 film

Winter Dock

On Saturday I took my Mamiya RZ67 down to the Beaches. It was a very still, very grey day, and sometimes it was hard to see where the water ended and the sky began.


Mamiya RZ67, 65mm/4.5 lens
Ilford Delta 400 @ E.I. 200
developed in LegacyPro MicX developer

Channeling the Winter

Yesterday I had a film and digital shoot with my friend and frequent collaborator Cate Hopkins. I’m going to start with one of the digital images. By the icy shores of Lake Ontario, on a very bright (if cold!) day, Cate wore a white dress and and white wig, and the combination was perfect for high key photography.

Ice PrincessNikon D7100, 50mm/1.8 Nikkor lens
Post-processing with Lightroom and Nik Efex


Three for the Show

My mission tonight is to make 11″ by 14″ prints of these images taken yesterday at the bitterly cold shores of Lake Ontario. I was very happy at how the images turned out, so I think they merit a place in my upcoming photo exhibition. All three were taken with my Pentax 6×7 medium format camera, an oversized beast that  works well in gloved hands 🙂 I shot one roll of my limited stock of Kodak Plus-X film ,sadly no longer made.

Toronto Beaches, -22 C

Toronto Beaches, -22 C

Toronto Beaches, -22 C

The Quiet of the Snow

Another image from the snowy shoot with Justine this past Saturday in High Park. The snow is like nature’s diffuser: the light is softened and sounds are muted, sharp edges and angles are rounded by a covering of snow. This image is not tack-sharp, but for me I feel it captures the mood of the the shoot.

In the Quiet of the Snow


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar
Tri-X @ EI 800, developed in Diafine.
Post work with Lightroom and NiK Efex


Today I had the pleasure of working with my friend Cate again. It was very cold and rather windy afternoon in a downtown Toronto cemetery, the kind of day that make its seem like winter will never end. Cate cool-toned hair and make-up was perfect for the weather!

Hooded figure


Nikon D7100, 18-200 Nikkor lens
Post production in Adobe Lightroom and Nik Color Efex 4

Winter’s Here

Given we’re only a few hours away from a rather healthy snowstorm here in Toronto, I thought it would be appropriate to post a winter picture. The run off on the back of our roof has the knack of creating great icicles, and I’ve been shooting them a lot recently. I made this image a few days ago, using my Mamiya M645 medium format camera and 80mm macro lens on Delta 100 film.

More icicles