Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Parkdale #2018TOPWrs Part Two

Parkdale is a constantly evolving neighbourhood always fun to explore.

Camera: Minolta SRT 101, MC Rokkor 55 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Skyline Sign_

Waiting for the Walk Signal_

Bicycle Sign

North Side of Queen in Parkdale_

Wine Selection_

Monday, August 13, 2018

Parkdale #2018TOPWrs

The fun continues through Parkdale...

Camera: Minolta SRT 101, MC Rokkor 55 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Pampered Old Pick Up

Mystery Shed Two

Looking Down Dufferin

Dufferin and Queen One

Mike and Madeline_

Parkdale Side Door

Tagged Tunnel

Patriotic Storefront


Under the Skyline_

Friday, August 10, 2018

Little Portugal and Parkdale #2018TOPWrs

Last weekend I went on a great photowalk in Toronto's Little Portugal and Parkdale lead by Mary Flint Crandall. I belong to a group called Toronto Photo Walks, and they explore neighbourhoods in the city. While mostly digital shooters TOPW are friendly and inclusive, if you're into photography regardless of medium, looking to meet new friends and explore the city, you'll love this group.

I've been on a Minolta kick of late, especially with my SRT 101, it is a fun camera to shoot with. I shot a roll of Cinestill 50D through my black 101 and you won't see those photos for a bit, my go to C-41 lab is closed for vacation. It was the perfect system for this walk, I might take my SRT 202 and XE-7 into the city for my stay at my brother's place.

Camera: Minolta SRT101, MC Rokkor 55 f1.8 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Safe House Coffee

Elite Plumbing Supply_

Vicki Looking for Subject Matter

End of the Street

St. Clarens Avenue

Posters for Sale


Co-op Cabs_

Wandering the Streets

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Minolta SRT 101 in Yorkville

Going back from what I shot mid week in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood (our Magnificent Mile), leaves me with huge respect for what you could get out of an SRT series Minolta, particulary one roughly the same age as you are.

Camera: Minolta SRT 101, MC Rokkor 55 f1.7 lens, MC Rokkor X 28 f2.8 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Looking Down St. Thomas St

Kit Ace Alleyway

Looking Towards Cumberland_

Wooden Crossroads

Sitting in the Shade

The Gelato Shop 2018

Yorkville Alleyway July 2018

Walking in Front of the Oxley

Jittery Batman

Hazelton Ave Patio_

Exclusive Coffee Truck_

Monday, August 06, 2018

I have a pair of Minolta SRT 101's, one silver, pictured here made in my guess 50 years ago, and black one made in the early 1970s. Minolta was an innovator during their heyday, back in the mid 1960s while other brands were getting a handle on TTL metering, the SRT 101 had CLC (Contrast Light Compensator) or proto matrix metering. What I like about this on super bright days I can get better exposures, pretty good for a 52 year old camera design.

Camera: Minolta SRT 101, MC Rokkor 55 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Trix-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Silver Minolta SRT 101.

Union Station Crowds_

Peeking Onto te Union Station Patio

Looking Down Front St

Bay St. Half in the Sun

Crossing on the West Side of Wellington and Bay

Lunching in Front of the TD Centre

Friday, August 03, 2018

Niagara on the Lake Part Two

I was pleasantly surprised to see Colin and Jenn come up from Metro NYC and the Toronto Film Shooters Facebook Group Summer Meet Up became an informal Film Shooters Collective photo walk. It is one thing to meet people online within the context of a Facebook Group, it is much better to meet them in person. I hope at some point I meet other members of the Film Shooters Collective.

The Toronto Film Shooters have a great itinerary of outings in the works including the second Classic Camera Revival Meet Up in September over in Cambridge Ontario and a little insider information The Toronto Film Shooters have their fall outing slated for Toronto Island sometime in October.

Camera: Minolta XD11, MD Rokkor X 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: Rollei Retro 400S, HC110 B.

Wandering Historic Niagara on the Lake_

Church Entrance_

Church Steeple_

70's Caddie Straight Ahead_

70's Caddie With the Top Up

Front Porch

White Carriage_

Niagara on the Lake Crowds

Niagara on the Lake Architecture
Much Emptier Queen St

Early Evening in Niagara on the Lake_

Sorry We're Closed