Tuesday, April 22, 2014


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.






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.




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.


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




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.





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.