Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Toronto

I am currently taking a certificate at University of Toronto in Digital Strategy and Communications Management, it's a great little program for communications and marketing professionals looking to learn how to use social media on a strategic level for enterprise. It's fun I can't recommend it enough.

I had this grand plan to do some more urban shooting over the second course on the way to class, well best laid plans, at -40c with the windchill, spending time outside for any length of time, not fun. Close to the end of the second course I did get out before class and did some shooting on the walk up from Union Station.

With the weather getting a lot nicer I plan to take a camera with me and shoot along the way up to class. This will also be my last roll of Kodak Tri-X for a little while, it's a great film but I find Ilford HP5 400 nicer to scan and I like how it looks when processed with HC110.

Camera: Nikon F Photomic FTN, Nikkor S 50 f1.4 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

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Crossing St. George St.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Early Spring Hike Part Two, Much Easier on the Road.

So the idea of a spring hike near Forks of the Credit was a great idea at the time. After getting off the trails and back onto firm roads Lindsay and I walked back to the car wondering how the hell did we survive that.

Spring is very changeable. by the time this gets posted we got another dusting of snow, a one last Winter's not quite done with us yet weather event that happens usually around Easter. I want to go back up but I think I'll wait until May when more of the snow has melted.

Camera: Rolleiflex Series E with the Zeiss 75mm f3.5 Planar lens.
Film: Ilford HP5 400 processed in HC110 B.


Forks of the Credit Road.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Spring Walk at Forks of the Credit

I needed a good walk in the fresh air, so I went out with a friend. Instead of the usual walk into Forks of the Credit Provincial Park we took a side trail, yeah good idea at the time. The Trimble Side Trail was icy, actually quite scary in parts, now if your thinking where are the trail shots, I was too busy trying to stay on the trail.

I pulled out my Rolleiflex TLR and shot with Ilford HP5 400, it's been a while and forgot how sweet the 75 f3.5 Zeiss Planar lens renders.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The Melt in the Beaches Part Two

So glad April has arrived and spring has a strong foothold. It was a rough March on several fronts and I'm not going to miss one, well the skiing was nice but I'm done with the following phrases and words: wind chill, polar vortex and special weather statement, my personal favourite.

Well get out there and enjoy the sunshine, we deserve it.


Kew Beach Park

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Monday, March 31, 2014

We Finally Have a Melt

Winter has finally been kicked to the curb, see you again on December 21, 2014.

Camera: Rolleicord IV K3B, 75 f3.5 Schneider Xenar Lens.
Film: Kodak Tmax 400 processed in Xtol 1+1.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Long Weekend in the Beaches Part Two

Winter does not want to go gently into the night.

Camera: Rolleicord IV K3B
Film: Fomapan 100, Xtol 1+1.














Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Long Weekend in the Beaches March 2014

I love dog and house sitting in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto and I had an opportunity to look after Rufus while my brother and his family when on a road trip to Mt. Tremblant. A change of scenery was, it also coincided with a March blizzard on my first day. The day after we had a windchill advisory and hyper bright sunshine. Thing is two days later half the snow melted from a  mild spell.

Now I used up my second to last roll of Fomapan 100 in 120 format, interesting film, it reminds me of the old Agfa APX 100, while I have seen the end results online, never used myself. I recently picked up 30 m (100ft) of Fomapan 200 in 35mm and can't wait to start shooting with that. Always got great results from Foma and I love shaking things up now and again.


Camera: Rolleicord IV, 75 f3.5 Schneider Xenar lens.
Film: Fomapan 100, Xtol 1+1.