Friday, October 19, 2018

Billie Bear Resort 2018

My happy place, Bille Bear never gets old. Landscape photography is part of the pull for me to come up here year after year, the other part is the resort itself and the timeless vibe it has. Long may it stay the same.

Now, there are more photos to come, I'm waiting for a roll of medium format Fuji Provia 100 slide film to be processed please stay tuned. (Update) Sadly due to either user error or my Rollei needs a CLA, the roll of Provia 100 didn't turn out, well, it did but only with a massive amount of work in Lightroom and it looks like cross processing instead of standard development. Oh well, shit happens.

Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko lenses.
Film: Lomo 400 C-41

Pontoon Boat and Maple Leaf

Changing Leaves_

Helipad Seating Two

Bella Lake Shoreline

Covered Speedboat 2018

Outboard Trio 2018

Billie Bear Boat Selection

Billie Bear Access to lower Cottages and Lodge

Billie Bear Main Lodge 2018

Explorer's Lodge 2018



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wandering, Friday September 28, Part Two

Considering how gloomy the day turned out on Friday, Kodak Portra 400 delivered. The one bonus is I didn't need to use a neutral density filter in the woods photographing the rapids.

We were pretty close to the western edge of Algonquin Park, not the busy Highway 60 entrance but a back road access point.


Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko lenses.
Film: Kodak Portra 400

Tasso Creek Foot Bridge

Tasso Creek Rapids fifeteen_

Tasso Creek Rapids sixteen_

Tasso Creek Rapids Nine

Edge of Tasso Lake_

Tasso Creek Rapids Eighteen

North End of Tasso Lake Almost Marsh

The East end of Tasso Lake North

Monday, October 15, 2018

Wandering, Friday September 28 Part One

We did a little hiking but the weather was typical fall weather, just about everything, some sun, and some rain. We still wanted to head out, only we decided to see where Limberlost Road went. What would surprise a lot of people in the city is the Muskoka region still has an active logging industry and the access roads now become the way you get to your cottage.

So we drive east towards Tasso Lake, which is the last lake before Algonquin Park, and there's more than one way in. We didn't go all the way into the park but we were close to the edge and found a trail that went around the northeast end of Tasso Lake, well we got distracted with some rapids we never made it all the way around.

It was a really gloomy day threatening rain up until lunchtime, the neutral density filters didn't even need to come out of the camera bag. These photographs take me to that spot where all you hear is the water and the wind. There was no other noise in the woods.

Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko lenses.
Film: Lomo 400 C41

Red Leaves Getting Started

Tasso Lake Looking South

Tasso Lake Looking North Two

Bridge over the Tasso Lake Channel

Tasso Creek Two

Tasso Creek Rapids One

Tasso Creek Rapids Two

Tasso Creek Rapids Four

Tasso Creek Rapids Five

Friday, October 12, 2018

Dorset, Lake of Bays Township

One of my favourite parts of Ontario.


Camera: Olympus OM-2n,  Zuiko lenses.
Film, colour: Kodak Portra 160. Black and White: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, Xtol 1+1.

SS Bigwin on Thursday

SS Bigwin Museum on Thursday

The Dorset Channel

Clark's On Main

Four Pumpkins on the Wall_

Dorset United Church



Waiting for the Bridge Light to Cange

Looking South Downtown Dorset

Driving Towards Robson's General Store


Robinson's General Store and Foodtown

Robinson's General Store and Foodtown II

Robinson's General Store Entrance

Land Rover Defender Pick Up_

Canadian Shield Poking Through

Highway 35 Curve

No Wake in Dwight




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Driving North on a Thursday

I cannot stand driving up the 400/11 and if I can avoid it, I will. That's a good thing because 35 is way more photogenic though, that still means I have to cross Toronto on the 401 before going north. The journey really begins when I leave Cannington and Durham region for the Kawarthas and point my car north on Highway 35.

Fuji Neopan Acros 100, while I shot that film in medium format, I haven't touched it in years in 35mm, I forgot how creamy this film was. What a shame Fujifilm killed this film off but, I think Rollei RPX 100 will be a decent substitute for most situations where you want a medium speed black and white.


Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko MC 50 f1.8 lens.
Film, colour: Kodak Portra 160. Black and White: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, Xtol 1+1.

Leaving Cannington

Vintage Snow Blower Cutting Grass

Kawarthas from 35

Metropolitan Coboconk

Miners Bay Lodge Main Complex

Vacant Miner's Bay Cottages

Miner's Bay Resort Offices

Miner's Bay Resort Front Porch

Miner's Bay Resort Stone House

Highway 35 in Miners Bay

The Chip Shop

Abandoned Garage_

Abandoned House on 118

Little Wren Lake Rock Wall