Saturday, February 27, 2010

From last weekend, I took the Leica M3 in for an overhaul at Kindermann because of some cold weather issues (sluggish shutter). The camera is in great hands with a factory trained Leica tech and it should be good as new in a week or so.


East Hill


Country Church

Deepest Darkest Terra Cotta

Leaning on the Pines

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Leica M3 is getting an overhaul from Kindermann Canada, I had a situation back on Saturday when the shutter decided to get sluggish in the -3c temperatures. That has not happened to me before. So a semi retired factory trained Leica tech my brother recommended to is going to work his magic and itt will be a couple hundred dollars well spent.

I managed to get the shutter working properly and managed two rolls. After I think frame 12 you can tell the shutter got sluggish. Sort of like everything below 1/500 became bulb. The remedy was warming the camera up to room temperature and exercising the shutter. Mr. Gerry Smith (no relation alas) is The Canadian factory trained Leica tech and I figure getting the CLA done now makes sense because I don't know how long he wants to keep working even part time.

The other thing with this set I managed to do was try HC110 Dilution B again, a developer combination I used when I started developing black and white film four years ago. Rating Kodak Tri-X 400 down to 250 to 320 ISO, I got some great images I am going to print for a future exhibit.


Mark Evans Compelling Story Telling Presentation

Waiting for the Podcamp Sessions to begin

Inside Podcamp 2010 2

Under the Flags




Walking Past

Design Exchange 1

Early Morning on Track Two

Monday, February 15, 2010

Old Slides from the Archives

I dug into the archives recently and re-scanned some material I shot four years ago during the Analog Photography Users Group Conference in Toronto. Over 300 hard core film photographers specializing in different subject areas descended down on Elevator Labs in Leaside for four days of seminars and workshops. I participated in the Sunrise and a day later street photography workshops, taking away a lot in terms of knowledge.

I have landscape photographer Robert Teague to thank for enlightening me to the joys of Fuji Velvia 100. I shot with an Olympus OM-1 for the whole conference and the Epson V500 does wonders in scanning the slides.

The rusty truck was shot at the Distillery District and the remaining photos were taken at Humber Bay Park way too early in the morning in May 2006.

Rusty and Blue

Remember Spring?

Sunrise Skyline