Thursday, April 27, 2006




The top photo, though not excellent is of a building that will later this year will disappear. Crangles Collision has that streamline post art deco pre modernist feel to it and has been on Bathurst St south of King for decades. Another condo development will appear in 3 years, hopefully something unique on a design level. The other shot is the Humber Pedestrian Bridge, both photos were taken with a Nikon F with Nikkor 35 F2 and Tri-x.



Some shots from Bloor West Village, taken Easter Weekend with a Pentax Spotmatic F with a 24 f3.5 Super Takumar lens and Kodak Tri-x.

Friday, April 21, 2006






Part two of my afternoon vacation in Kensington Market, technical details are in the previous posting. My personal favourites are the Synagogue, which is a reminder that the Market has seen waves of immigration over the decades. I love the building for its traditional understated architecture. The second photo is the one at Agusta and Baldwin with the couple in front of my favourite coffee shop having a tender moment, I love this shot.



This is Part one of a Sunday afternoon Photo Shoot in the Kensington Market neighbourhood of Toronto. All photos were taken with a Nikon F2 with one of my favourite Nikkor lenses the "O" 35 f2.0. I used Ilford Delta 100 film which I think I prefer over FP4 and a deep yellow filter from Tiffin. There is more to come....

Thursday, April 20, 2006




A quick and dirty experiment with a Pentax SV, a 28 f3.5 wideangle, and a 105 f2.8 telephoto lens taken at the foot of Polson Street and Ashbridges Bay Park. I used Fuji Superia 100 colour film. These two photos are the mind blowers of the set.

Friday, April 14, 2006









This is my second to last roll of Kodak profoto 100 color film, I gave one to my brother for a yellow filter for my 50f2 Summicron lens. He commented that it was super saturated almost like slide film. I used Pentax SV with a Super Takumar 24mm wideangle lens with a polariser filter, the Skies are not that blue. I like this set because I got a chance to see how I can push the bounderies of this film. I am now going to have to find a film that behaves a lot like this. The last roll of ProFoto is for my Leica. I took these photos a week ago on Victoria St., Kensington Market, and Bloor West Village which is an under documented part of world for me, you will be seeing more from there in the near future.

Sunday, April 02, 2006










All Photos taken with a Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F, 55 f2.0 Super Takumar Lens with Agfa APX 400 film. I really need a SMC Takumar lens to take advantage with the full metering capablity, but that will have to wait until I land a new job. FYI there is one last pile of Agfa APX film floating around out there. I have a couple of rolls and I plan to grab some more and store them, because once the supply runs out, that is it. Pity, as Agfa APX was nice 400asa black and white filmto work with, I have come to really like Ilford, Fuji Acros Neopan and the famous Kodak Tri-X. I do plan to try out some EFKE when JandC Photo comes to town for the APUG conference this May. One last note with the man crossing the road at Bay St, while it looks a little cloudy, it is in fact my dirty windshield, not the lens. Enjoy!

Bill

Saturday, April 01, 2006


This shot gets its very own post as it does not fit the Beaches theme for obvious reasons. Again,taken with Nikon f2 Nikkor O 35 f2, Ilford FP4 and a deep yellow filter. The Badlands are located up off of Lower Base Line Road east of Mississauga Road about 10 minutes south of Belfountain.

Bill





A little trip to the Beaches. Taken with a Nikon F2 FP4 Ilford film and a Nikkor 0 35 f2 lens with a deep yellow filter on it. I have been using this one a fair bit lately for outdoors work, the Nikkor O 35mm wideangle lens is a nice piece of glass to shoot with.