Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A June Day in the Beaches Part One

I came into Toronto to visit the Beaches neighbourhood with fellow photographer John Meadows (he does amazing work and is one third of the Classic Camera Revival podcast) a few weeks ago. He was shooting some infrared black and white film on his Hasselblad 500 c/m, I was running with something a little less esoteric, my Pentax Spotmatic II and some Delta 100. It was a great day for wandering around taking pictures and talking about film photography.

Camera: Asahi Spotmatic II, Super Multi Coated Takumar 50 f1.4, Super Multi Coated Takumar 28 f3.5 lenses.
Film: Ilford Delta 100, HC110 B.

Saturday Morning at Ends

Crossing Queen St. East_

NDS Binz and Bud's_

Connected Front Porches

On the Boardwalk Towards Woodbine

Lifeguard Station on a Closed Beach_

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mono Cliffs, an Ongoing Series

You never know what you are going to run into on the trails while hiking. The best time to go up to Mono Cliffs is during the week, you the park to yourself and a greater chance to see and photograph wildlife.

Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko 50 f1.8 lens, Zuiko 28 f3.5 lens.
Film: Rollei RPX 400, HC110 B. Kodak Ultramai 400

Riding Along the Trail 1

Riding Along the Trail 2

Tiny Island on a No Name Lake_

The No Name Lake at Mono Cliffs

Side Trail at Mono Cliffs

Corner of 2nd Line  Mono Township_

No Traffic in Mono Cliffs

Looking South on Mono Side Road 3

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Off to Mono Cliffs Part One

Mono Cliffs is my happy place. The drive up is half the fun, if you're a British Sports Car nut there's a guy who sells MGB's at the corner Highway 9 and Mono 3 EHS, of course he also had a white series one Jaguar E-Tpe. If you want a project car, you know where to go, I rather have the red MGB, cheaper to restore and run.

What's so great about Mono Cliffs? It's far enough from the GTA you don't hear civilization, two you have a cellular dead zone in the Provincial Park depending on your handset which can be a good or bad thing and it's a really good hike. Now depending the time of the week and how many people there in the park you might see some wildlife in my case, I grabbed a couple of shots of a porcupine.

Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko 50 f1.8 lens and Zuiko 100 f2.8 lens.
Film: Kodak Ultramax 400 and Rollei RPX 400, HC110 B.

Heartlake Road on a Wednesday Morning

How Much for the Red MGB_

White E-Type For Sale_

Mono 3 EHS_

Towards the Lower Deck_

White Blossoms

Furball Looks Up

Furball is a Porcupine_

Karsten's Lake I Late May

Karsten's Lake II Late May

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

So I wander through Auto Wrecking Yards in Colour

I paid another visit to Maclean's Auto Wreckers a few weeks back with the Oakville Camera Club, it was a hot day and we had to deal with mosquitos to deal with. That aside,  this location never gets tired for me. I was here back in November with Toronto Photowalks and killed a few rolls of medium format film. This time out I used one roll of colour roll and one black and white.

Camera: Nikon F2S, Nikkor S 50 f1.4, Macro Nikkor 55 f3.5 Macro, and Ais 28 f2.8 lenses.
Film: Kodak Ektar 100

Purple Sedan_

Pale Corvair_


Sad BMW 2002Tii

Wrecked Truck_

Stuck Tailfins_

Red Truck in Cedars_

Ford on Chrome

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Test Roll with my Rehabilitated Canon F-1

I own three Canon F-1's, a pair from the mid 1980s and an early example from my guess 1971 or '72. Now the early Canon F-1 had this mystery light leak that was driving me nuts and testing the patience of my camera repair tech in Hamilton. We finally figured out what the problem was, there's a gasket between the focusing screen and the mirror box, well some repair tech forgot to put it back in, figured that out after four ruined rolls of film.

Now for the test drive, I took the camera in with me last Thursday in the afternoon before an IABC/Toronto panel discussion on trends in interactive design. The F-1 is a great camera, also a heavy one too especially mated with the FD 35 f2 lens. I'm not complaining because the problem's solved. Yay!!

The other thing I did is play around with Bergger BRF 400, to date I have been processing it in HC110, I get good results but curly negatives. This time out I used D76 1+1 (one part developer stock solution, other part water) and I'm really happy with the results.

Camera: Canon F-1, FD 35 f2 lens with the chrome nose and thorium element.
Film: Bergger BRF400, D76 1+1.

My latest Canon F-1

Eastbound GO Train Stuck at Exhibition Station

Waiting at King and York I

Crossing Richmond_

Eaton Centre II

Getting Across Adelaide

Reflected Adelaide and Yonge

Crosswalk Chaos

Brookfield Atrium_