Saturday, January 19, 2008

I pulled out an old favourite to shoot with before last week's Reputation Management class at Ryerson. I packed my Nikkormat FTN because I know it would work flawlessly in the cold. I used Tri-X rated at 1600 ISO and processed in Diafine. I really have to find out how long that developer lasts. Metering was touch and go as the battery decided after three years to start to fail on me. Lucky guesses help out.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I am blown away with both these prints. I have not done much in the way of night photography but finding the Kodak Tri-x rated at 1600 ISO and processed in Diafine makes me a really happy camper. I shot both these prints around the Ryerson University Campus with a Minolta XE-7 set on AE. Printing them was fun too, I used up my remaining Kentmere fibre paper stash and I nailed the tones perfectly.

I hit a magic combination this photo, the lighting was just right and I got the perfect tones printing it. I was out a week ago with my Leica M3 and had a Canon 50 f1.4 lens. Yes Canon made Leica thread mount lenses back in the early 1960's and I use mine with an adapter, I really like the contrast this lens renders. The film of choice was Ilford HP5 processed in D-76 1+1 dilution which gets you a nice grain structure and I printed on Kentmere Fineprint glossy fibre paper.

Monday, January 07, 2008

This is the first set from the bulk roll of Tri-X I got for Christmas. Loading your own film cassettes save a ton of money, I should have done this a lot sooner. I shot this at my nephew Marcus' Fourth Birthday party, rating the film at 1600 ISO and processing in Diafine. I used my Minolta XE-7 with a 50mm F1.4 MC Rokkor Lens exclusively.

I can't believe Marcus turned four, other photos include Aunt Maryanne, his sister Charlotte and his mom Ruxie.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

More photos taken with the Canonet QL 17 GIII back in November-December 2007.

Happy New Year! I think 2008 is going to be a really good year for everyone out there. Below are two shots of winter wonderland that alas won't be around next week as we are getting the early January melt with temperatures forecast in the +10c range. I wish I was kidding, I am skier and I get my skis back from being tuned up on the weekend and I like shooting in the winter. It's too early for April weather, this is Canada and it's supposed to stay cold.

The photos below were taken with my Canonet with Agfa APX 400 processed in D76. Neat little fixed lens rangefinder camera, I was a little worried about the meter and shutter speed accuracy after a drop. There are more photos to be posted from the fall coming up next.