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East End of the Beaches in the Sun.

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 After shooting around Guildwood, I shot around the eastern edge of the Beaches before heading home, I wanted to grab some coffee from Remarkable Bean. While I love Bud's Coffee for java to go, Remarkable Bean is also a roastery, and so far, I love the Henri Dark Roast, should try their medium roasts at some point.  The particular Nikkormat FT2 I was shooting with needs a CLA, maybe not a full one, the shutter speeds seam fine but the film advance/transport needs some love. I am also shooting with motion picture stock be it Eastman Double X, ORWO UN 54 or Ferrania P30. I'm sitting on a pile of all three films so there. Now to pack up the Nikkormat..... Camera: Nikkormat FT2, Nikkor SC 50 f1.4 lens.  Film: Eastman Double X, ID-11 1+1  \\

A Hidden Gem, the Guildwood Estate

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 A few weeks ago I meet up with fellow Classic Camera Revival hosts Alex Luykx, John Meadows and James Lee at the Guildwood Estates on brisk but very sunny Sunday morning on the first weekend of Spring.  I've never been to Guildwood Estates, it's located towards the east end of Scarborough south of Kingston. There used to be hotel at one time but that got torn down with the main building remaining being an event facility that was booked solid with weddings in the before times. But that's not why we went. The Guildwood Estates is also home to archtectural details from buildings long gone in downtown Toronto. In the 1950s the city went on a tear pulling down old office buildings in the financial district and slowly replace them with new sky scrapers from the international or modernist school. Nothing wrong with modernism but a lot of old character.  Guildwood Estates is the echo memory of these old buildings what were part of Toronto's landscape prior to 1950 and a metaph

More Medium Format Black and White Goodness

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 Seeing your neighbourhood in a different crop helps you see things differently. I'm still loving the Catlabs X Film 80 goodness.  Camera: Rolleicord Vb, 75 f3.5 Schneider Xenar Lens.   Film: Catlabs X Film 80 HC110 B. 

Taking a Different Path in the Beaches, March 2021.

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 I'm just to to let the photos do the talking here, and my 200 feet/60 meters of ORWO UN 54 arrived so there will be a lot of 100 ISO black and white film shot this year.  Camera: Nikon FM2n, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.4, and 28 f2.8 lenses.  Film: ORWO UN 54, ID-11 1+1.