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You Could Almost be Somewhere Else.

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The Toronto Island parks are unique that it's an archipelago of parkland with people living there year-round (more on that with a later post). Go late in the fall and you feel like you are getting away from the city hustle. During high season, Toronto Island is used heavily by city residents to the point the lineups at the ferry terminal on Queen's Quay will back all the way up to the street.


Camera: Minolta XD, MD Rokkor X 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Portra 400
































Another Three Hour Tour, This Time with the Toronto Film Shooters FB Group

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The Toronto Film Shooters Facebook Group held their fall meet up at the Toronto Islands back on November 3. The weather was prime November by the water, if you dressed for it, you would be comfortable.

The vibe outside of Spring and Summer is totally different, the ferries to Centre Island and Hanlon's Point are offline for the season, so if you wanted to visit the west side of the island chain, you had to walk. You don't think Toronto Islands for hiking in the fall, yes it's pretty flat but oddly enough, it works. The obvious thing, the crowds aren't there and the only challenge is dodging goose shit in spots.

Due to the lighting, I didn't load up my only roll of fresh Ektachrome, it was a Kodak Portra 400 kind of day, where latitude is required.


Camera: Minolta XD, MD Rokkor X 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: Kodak Portra 400

















Remember Summer?

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More fun with slide film of an uncertain vintage and home processed by a friend up in Milton On. Fuji Velvia isn't my first choice for slide film, I prefer Provia 100F and Kodak Ektachrome 100 (haven't shot my new roll yet, it's in the fridge and will be shot in the spring). I really love what I got out of my FDn 50 f3.5 lens. at the bottom with the flower shots.

I plan to shoot a lot of Ektachrome next year when it becomes more widely available.


Camera: Canon FTBn, Canon FD lenses.
Film: Freezer stored and expired Fuji Velvia 100 home processed by a friend.























Wandering Around Downtown Toronto Continued

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We're now in the grey season for the next few months in Toronto

Camera: Nikon F Photomic Tn, Nikkor O 35 f2 lens.
Film: Rollei RPX 400, RPX D 1+11.

















Wandering Around Downtown Toronto in October Part One

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Well, getting into the middle of fall the weather starts to get a little more changeable in terms of lighting. I spent Sunday afternoon in the city with my friends from Toronto film shooters James, John, and Ori. We met up at Downtown Camera and made our way west via a coffee stop at Dineen Coffee.

I went with a classic Nikon F Photomic that's six months older than I am along with a Nikkor O 35 f2 lens. Film wise I used Rollei RPX 400 and processed it in a proprietary developer RPX D 1+11 dilution. I like trying out new developers on occasion, I might grab some Supergrain Developer next time which is a little more versatile and I get a lot more concentrate for my money. Rollei RPX 400 is the descendant of Agfa APX 400 and I shot A LOT of this film over a decade ago so I'm glad to see it back and it's a nice black and white film to shoot with.

The Nikon F (Tn) was really nice to shoot with and was my second F body after inheriting dad's camera and put me onto the Nikon…