Showing posts from April, 2021

Early April Just Before the Stay at Home Order

 This has been a weird spring so far, year two of the pandemic on multiple fronts. We got officially sent back to our rooms with a stay at home order Easter Weekend. I managed to wander around my brother Alex's neighbourhood in the Beaches before dinner. I ran with one of my Olympus OM-2n's and a roll of Eastman Double X. I've only shot this film on bright sunny days, overcast days this film holds its own.  Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko S 50 f1.4 lens, Zuiko MC 28 F2.8 lens.  Film: Eastman Double X 250, ID-11 1+1. 

Part Two: The Wander Down and Back from the Other Neighbourhood Waterfront Refuge

  Edgemere Promanade is not as well known as Gairloch and it's about a 15 min walk from my house in Southeast Oakville. The strip of land was severed when the Edgemere Estate was redeveloped into condo mansions 10 years ago. I'm glad the town played hardball with the developer, access  to the water is great for the soul, also an opportunity to walk along the bottom of Wedgewood Creek which is more a channel with stone walls each side.  Eastman Double X changes personality when the sun is out becoming more crisper but still with a fine grain. This is nice film and it's coming up with me to Northern Muskoka this year.  Camera: Asahi Pentax K2, SMC Pentax K 55 F1.7 lens.  Film: Eastman Double X, ID-11 1+1. 

Oakville Waterfront Refuges Part One

 I'm fortunate to have two waterfront refuges in my neighourhood. Gairloch Gardens which is my go to and Edgemere Promanade which is further east. It was also a chance to give Eastman Double X a workout on dreary grey day. When the skies look like polished concrete Gairloch is empty, I mean really empty, you will see a contrast later on when the sun is out. Double X gives all sorts of grey tonality and fine grain that look fabulous. I haven't printed from these negatives yet, so you will just have to stay tuned.  Asahi Pentax K2, SMC Pentax 55 F1.7 lens, SMC Pentax M 28 F2.8 lens.  Film: Eastman Double X, ID-11 1+1. 

The #FP4 Party Continues

 A very photo heavy post from all over Oakville, but it's all about the film anyway, let Ilford FP4 shine.  Camera: Olympus OM-2n, MC Zuiko 50 f1.4 lens, MC Zuiko 100 F2.8 lens.  Film: Ilford FP4 125, ID-11 1+1.