Slow Launching Spring in Toronto

Spring has been slow to launch this year, these photos were shot two weeks ago and you can still see a pile of melting snow/slush.

Thankfully it is a lot warmer today. I love shooting in the financial district, a number of older downtown office towers are being renovated by their owners which adds to the texture in the photographs.

I'm making an effort to shoot more medium format and I reaching for my twin lens reflex cameras exclusively, namely my Rolleicords and Rolleiflex. There's something about shooting from a slightly different perspective and a near silent shutter along with the outstanding optics. I guess that's why I haven't picked up my Hasselblad system since 2016.

It's time to review what I have and make some changes, the 500 C/M system not getting used and I would love another Rolleiflex, a 2.8 Planar or Xenotar to compliment my current 3.5 E Planar. For now, I have to start researching what the current market value is for my Hassie gear and what a decent 2.8 F failing that 2.8 D or E series is worth. Stay tuned in that department. Deep down I'm a twin lens reflex guy at heart, much more portable, unobtrusive and won't blow your carry on weight limit like a medium format SLR can.

Camera: Rolleicord Vb, 75 f3.5 Schneider Xenar lens.
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B.

A Way Across Adelaide_

Looking For a Way Across Adelaide_

Temperance St. Looking West_

Richmond St. By the Bay

Temperance St. Looking Towards Bay S

Yonge and Adelaide


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