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Niagara On the Lake Part Two

Niagara on the Lake is an interesting town, a tourist destination courtesy the Shaw Festival, a weekend retreat alternative for those wanting wine country instead of cottage country, and a year around community for locals.

Off Picton St. you can find bed breakfasts in residential neighbourhoods. Even late fall they were still doing a decent business. The true off season is after Christmas in the dead of winter.

Camera: Olympus OM-1n, Zuiko lenses.
Film: Ultrafine Extreme 400, HC110 B.

Niagara on the Lake Sort of Off Season Part One.

My friend John Meadows put together a creative retreat weekend in Niagara on the Lake with a few mutual friends back in late November. Initially I was on board for the whole weekend but family circumstances cut that down to a day trip, this year. Stuff I can't control but metaphorically roll with the punches so to speak.

I made the decsion to roll with a compact kit, and that was my Olympus OM-1n with a couple of lenses. For those keeping track this camera's meter has gone kapaut for all intents and purposes so I rolled with a Sekonic L398a meter and Ultrafine Extreme 400 as my film. I'm the only member of the Classic Camera Revival to shoot Olympus OM (for now), it is a niche system but the end results are beautiful regardless if you're shooting colour or black and white.

Handheld metering really isn't all that hard so I'm not in a huge rush to get the OM-1n repaired. I will, at some point because before the meter pooped out, it was very accurate. Maybe in th…

The 24mm Focal Length Revisited.

I need to get more acquainted with 24mm as a focal length for urban photography, I really love what I'm getting out of this....

Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor Ais 24 F2.8 Lens.
Film: Rollei RPX 400, HC110 B.

The John Meadows Birthday Photowalk Continued

More from the John Meadows birthday photowalk....

Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.8 lens.
Film: Rollei RPX 400, HC110 B.

The John Meadows Birthday Photowalk

Scenes from the John Meadows birthday photowalk a few weeks ago and it was a select group from the Toronto Film Shooters Facebook group, some Classic Camera Revival and Defend the Darkroom postcast co-hosts. It was a more direct walk between the Rooster Coffee House and the Stout Irish Pub but you can thank the cold premature winter weather for that. I rolled with my stalwart cold weather kit the black Nikon FM, this camera has never let me down when the temperatures drop.

We'll be doing this walk again in the spring for sure. 

Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor lenses.
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B,