Thursday, July 14, 2016

Photographing Oakville

I have always found shooting close to home difficult, being a long time Oakville resident I get jaded with the local scenery. This Summer I decided to shoot close to home and hopefully see something a little different in my own backyard. The other thing I wanted to do is start a hashtag #lifeinthe905 just to see if I can get some traction with it in various networks and channels with other photographers outside the city in the GTA.

Now, the gear,  I used an Asahi Pentax SV, it is a mechanical 35 mm SLR made from about 1962 to about 1968.  It is a marvel of mechanical engineering and design. I own two them, the black one below and a chrome version.  They are pretty cheap online film shooters looking for a zen experience love them, either you use a hand held meter, the clip-on version if it works or roll with the "Sunny 16" rule. For film I used Kentmere 100 which is a budget black and white emulsion that when processed in D76 looks fabulous.

Camera: Asahi Pentax SV (the chrome one), Super Takumar 50 f1.4 lens, Super Takumar 135 f3.5 lens.
Film: Kentmere 100, D76 1+1.

Asahi PentaxSV in black with a Clip On Meter

Patriotic House_

Carpedia Headquarters_

Piazza Bistro Patio

Bronte Harbour Mouth

In the Outer Marina_

A Popular Spot to Sit_

Looking Towards the Inner Harbour

Restored Rements of Old Bronte_

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