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Chinatown East to Leslieville

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Even if the light is crap, going out for a photo walk with friends clears the mind.


Camera: Nikon F3HP, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.4 lens.  Film: Fomapan 400, Tmax 1+4
















Photowalking in the East End

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Photowalking with The Toronto Film Shooters FB Group, we had a formal walk earlier this month at the Toronto Island, sadly not everyone could make it so I organized the second one. I love starting photo walks at the Rooster Coffee House on Broadview opposite Riverdale Park, one, you the best shot of the Toronto skyline across the street, and two, it's damn fine coffee. I have a rule of thumb start the photo walks with coffee and end with beer. The destination is the newly opened Black Lab Brewery in Leslieville. The journey took us through Chinatown East and Leslieville and you'll see this over the next few posts.

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Camera: Nikon F3HP, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.4 lens.
Film: Fomapan 400, Tmax Dev 1+4.













Downtown Toronto Late October

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I really like the Rollei RPX 400 and RPX D 1+11 combintation and it looks great through Pentax glass.

Camera: Pentax KM, SMC Pentax K 55 f1.8 lens.
Film: Rollei RPX 400, RPX D 1+11.











Downtown Toronto Early Fall

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Pentax K Mount, your first thought is the K1000, the student camera of choice and current nostalgia object. I'm a bigger fan of the KX and of a more recent purchase the KM which is, a K1000 with the depth of field preview and timer. 
I have a small K mount fleet but I have friends who are hardcore about this platform, I know Mike Gutterman of Negative Positives Photography Podcast waxes lyrical about the system. I agree it's all about the glass. 
Now, I'm just taking a quick look at photos I took mid-September but never got around to posting. There will be a second set I shot back at the end of October and you'll see that Monday morning. 
Camera: Pentax KM, SMC Pentax K 55 f1.8 lens.
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400, Xtol 1+1. 













Toronto Islands in the Fall

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I discovered the Toronto Islands were a great spot for a fall colours photo walk with the most recent Toronto Film Shooters Facebook fall meet up, I love the Minolta MD 75-150 F4 lens, especially for skyline shots from Algonquin Island. Also, I can't recommend the Rectory Cafe enough as a spot for lunch or dinner if you are exploring the Islands. When the weather is nice and warm, their patio near Lakeshore Avenue rocks, I know I'll be back in the spring.

Now I mentioned earlier this is a park, a very popular one at that in the Summer, The Toronto Islands, specifically Algonquin and Ward's Island are residential neighbourhoods. Contrasting with Oakville with the go big or go home ethos with home construction. The Toronto Island houses are essentially year around cottages in a pedestrian and bicycle first neighbourhood. It is a big contrast to the mainland in terms of pace and there are some planning lessons to having a pedestrian/bicycle first neighbourhood, everything is…