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Iflrod FP4 125, a Classic Film Rediscovered.

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Yes, I'm tragically uncool for either 1) being really late to the #FP4party, or 2) being really early. This isn't my first rodeo with Ilford's FP4 125 film. For those who miss Kodak Plus X, and I'm one of them, FP4 has been a nice subistitute, but I haven't shot with it for a while and been messing around with Ilford Delta 100 and an extended detour with other 100 ISO films. I have two bulk rolls in the fridge, once I'm done shooting Delta 100, it will be FP4 going forward. In the end, I just prefer my cubic grained films. 
I shot around my neighbourhood and Gairloch Gardens is becoming a testing ground for equipment and film. It's a short walk down the street from my house, I also had an opportunity the same afternoon to photograph the Edgemere Promenade. 



Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko S 50 f1.8 lens, Zuiko MC 65-200 F4 lens.  Film: Ilford FP4 125, D76 1+1. 


Back to Burlington Ontario

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What do you do when you're waiting for colour film to be processed at Burlington Camera? Go to downtown Burlington, grab a coffee (Tamp on Brant St. is sublime), wander around and take pictures. I think I also stumbled onto a gateway to a parallel universe and photographed me from over there, staring back. 
Covid 19 isn't stopping real estate developement in downtown Burlington, a new condo tower is going with another one planned just down Brant St. The locals aren't happy and while I'm for densifcation I would rather have the surface lots developed have the parking below street grade in a parking garage and leave the street front buildings alone, but that would make way too much sense. 

Camera: Mamiya C220f, Sekor 80 f2.8 lens.  Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100, D76 1+1. 




Happy Canada Day, Scenes from a Hike in Silver Creek Conservation Area.

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Happy Canada Day! 
Well, what you see here was shot a few weeks ago on a week day morning hike just north of Georgetown at Silver Creek Conservation Area. Nature keeks me sane particularly in these dark times, I felt decommressing while driving up Trafalgar Road.  Even just with the morning hike my friend James and I explored only a portion of the conservation area. My game plan is to get a lot of hiking in this Summer because it's pretty much a staycation year. I go during the week because the trails are quiet.
I rolled with my Canon New F-1 AE and Bergger Pancro 400, a great combination. I went with this particular film as it's super wide tonal range would help me with the highlights. I'm planning to top up my 35mm and 120 stocks later in the year, because, it's the tonality. 
If you can where you live, get out and hike in nature, it will help you stay sane during these interesting times, and again, Happy Canada Day! 

Camera: Canon New F-1 AE, FDn lenses.  Film: Bergger P…