Friday, May 26, 2006

KC and the Moonshine Band played the Cadillac Lounge, I loved shooting this venue, I relied more on my 35mm wide angle Jupiter12 and 50 f2 Jupiter 8 lenses. Of course I was using my Kiev III with Ilford Delta 3200 film. Down the street at the Gladstone was a Toronto Photoblogger event and Michael Sixeirio thought I was hard core for using an FSU Rangefinder camera. He was right, the viewfinder in the dark was a bit of a challenge. Next club event I am going to try my Nikon F2 with a 50 f1.4 and 35 f2 lenses.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


There is a new camera club in the West End of greater Toronto in darkest Halton Region. Bill Smith and Kieley Hickey founded the Oakville Camera club in May 2006 with a focus on the educational and the social. Both amateurs and professionals; fans of digital or film are welcome to join in. The first meeting is July 11, 2006, 7:30 p.m., upstairs at Timothy's in Downtown Oakville. or contact

Part two of the Canonet QL17 GIII adventure. Again taken with Ilford Delta 400.

Friday, May 19, 2006

I took this little montage of photos on a trip into the city for an information interview with a PR agency and lunch time seminar with the Toronto branch of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). I used my Canon Canonet QL17 GIII and some Ilford Delta 400. This is part one as I took some photos on this roll that would not fit the mood and will be posted later.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

All Photos were taken on the final day of the APUG Conference, while I was taking Travis Nunn of Richmond Virgina to the airport. I used my Olympus OM-1 and HP5 Ilford film. There were more Kensington Market shots but one that I would term, local colour ( wannabe punk with the world's worst mohawk) thought he was part of a shot and voiced his displeasure at having his photo taken. I deduced he was performing for his peers, I denied him his wish for confrontation and gave up a roll of film in the camera. I was in no mood to get in a brawl with someone who might have friends close by.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Here is a taste of some of my experiment in colour slide photography. I have to note that my scanner was not designed to scan slides so what you see is a compromise. I love how nice Fuji Velvia captures rich colours that c-41 film does not. I used my Olympus OM-1 with this pair with a polarising filter on the lens which amplifies colour. I am only going to use slide film in my SLR's as they have on board meters. I shot a roll with my Leica M3 and I did not take into account the 2 stop adjustment for the filter. These two are on the short list for enlargement.


Monday, May 08, 2006

The APUG conference is over, and by all accounts it was a really good time by all who attended and volunteered. I really enjoyed myself showing my part of the world to fellow photographers from other parts of Canada and the US. I hope it happens again soon. I discovered a new black and white emulsion from Classicfilm by way of JanC Photo. Classicpan 400 is a nice old school black and white film from the 1970's made somewhere in deepest,darkest Central Europe. Its dirt cheap at $1.99US a roll, how can you go wrong. Here are some shots I took in the Beach last Friday on a street shooting tour. I used my Olypus OM-1 with a variety of focal lengthes and an Orange Filter.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Wow the APUG Conference is this week, time flies. If you are a fan of film photography, worth the trip to Leaside even for the one day sale on Saturday. This little showing of photos was taken with my Olympus OM-1 with Fuji Acros Neopan 100, what a great combination. The Shot of the old Laker freighter was taken at the mouth of the Credit River with a Zuiko 135 Telephoto, everything else was with a 50 or a 28f3.5 Zuiko lenses. I am packing the OM-1 as my camera of choice because it has a killer set of Zuiko lenses to go with it and its light. Lugging around my old Nikons, though I love the cameras is not fun after the second day. I am also packing a monopod in the car for landscapes. See you at the Conference!