Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Square Caledon Part IV- McLaren Side Road

I love backroads. To explore and embrace the journey instead of the destination. I can't wait to explore more back roads when Spring hits.

Speaking of new journeys, I made the switch for Apple's defunct Aperture program to Adobe Lightroom 5.7. Now I'm pretty much a babe in the woods with this bit of editing and archival software. For a while now I've recommended Lightroom to my fellow marketers and communicators as the photo editing software for it's feature to archive photographs. It's my turn to take the plunge.

Camera: Mamiya C220f, Sekor 65 f3.5 lens.
Film: Ilford FP4 125, Xtol 1+1.




Thursday, February 19, 2015

Square Caledon III

I have this thing for exploring back roads and documenting what I see along them....

Camera: Mamiya C220f, Sekor 65 f3.5 lens.
Film: Ilford FP4, Xtol 1+1

McLaren Side Road

Grafitti Bridge

The Grange Side Road

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More Square Caledon

Been under a fair bit of stress on the personal front lately and photographing Caledon ON. after skiing has kept me centred over the past month and a half. Can't wait to head back up this long weekend coming up.

Camera: Mamiya C220f, Sekor 65 f3.5 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1.

Credit River

West Credit River

Pond Loop Trail

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Square Caledon Part One

Yes, I like the square crop a lot.

Camera: Mamiya C220f, Sekor 105 f3.5 lens, 65 f3.5 lens.
Film: Ilford FP4, Xtol 1+1.

Ice and Water

Concrete Bridge

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Black and White Portraits with a Mamyia C220f

I confess I am a gearhead when it comes to cameras, one system I vow to shoot more with is the Mamyia C220f, a medium format twin lens reflex camera. Unlike Rolleiflexes which has fixed lenses, the C220f and the C330 series have interchangeable lenses with leaf shutters. Last week I was hanging out with my friend Lindsay and had an opportunity to grab a fresh portrait, I like this way better than the professional head shot I did for her back in the fall. Comes down the right focal length, 105mm is more flattering than 80mm in medium format. I also prefer black and white for portraits.

The Mamyia C220f I think is going to come with me to Algonquin Park this year. The big question is which lenses come along for the ride, this is not a light system.

My Mamyia C220f


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From the Road inside the GTA Greenbelt

A few years back I did a photography project and my first exhibition with two friends called "In the Shadow of the GTA Greenbelt." Long after that was put to bed I still shoot within the Green Belt on a regular basis, part of it due to the fact Greater Toronto is a sprawling region and what was farmland 15 years ago is now a subdivision. It is my hope the Greenbelt is protected over the long haul regardless who is in power at the provincial level.

Camera: Nikon FM2, Nikkor Ais 35 f2 lens.
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B,

Abandoned Caledon Farm

Boston Mills Rd.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Winter is Taking It's Time

Winter took it's time to show up this year, we had rain and a thunderstorm Christmas Eve, that should say it all right there. We now have a little bit of snow on the ground but I would not call it a dump like last year. Unfortunately the cold temperatures returned as well but unlike last year, that may not last, one can hope for average winter temperatures for a change.

The top photos were taken along McLaren Side Road in Caledon,  one of my favourite drives and it started snowing while I was taking the pictures. The others were shot along the West Credit River near Brimstone and the hairpin turn on Forks of the Credit Road that same afternoon after skiing.

Camera: Olympus OM-1MD, Zuiko lenses,
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B.

Snowy Credit River.

Flurries on the Side Road.