Showing posts from May, 2021

Limehouse Conservation Area

  If you really want to go for a hike on the weekend, you have to get to the trail head early as it gets busy as the morning goes on...... Camera: Rolleiflex 3.5 F Planar TLR.  Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B. 

Driving Up Trafalgar Road.

  I drove up Trafalgar Road in Halton region early on a Sunday morning, I wanted to go for a hike up at Limehouse Conservation Area and I wanted to do that before the hordes showed up. Trafalgar Road is a major north south artery in Halton Region (County for our American friends) located west of Toronto. Like a lot of places in Southern Ontario, farmland is under siege to low density suburban development both residential and commerical. This is some of the best farmland in the country and once its paved over, you can't get it back for farming use.  Camera: Rolleiflex 3.5 F Planar TLR,  Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B. 

Last Roll of Efke 100 Part Two

I look forward to shooting with Adox CHS 100 II I picked up recently which is the same film as this, a silver rich single layer black and white film harkening back to the 1950s but made on a much younger coating than Efke was. It's nice to experiment with film I used to shoot with, thing is, I can get similar results from ORWO UN 54 and it's easier to find. Efke is gone, the last of the old inventory is gone, and Adox CHS 100 II is a tough film to find. I plan to try a roll out in the near future, stay tuned Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko lenses.  Film: Efke 100, ID-11 1+1

The Last Roll of Efke 100 Part One

 Efke 100 has been gone for a few years now, I was gifted an expired roll a few months ago and I had the prefect couple of days to expose the film. Now this emulsion isn't really gone, Fotoimpex under the Adox brand has the CHS 100 II black and white film which is the same stuff pretty much but coated on machinery much younger than the old Efke coating line in Croatia.  Oakville has come to life in the spring in year two of the pandemic, truthfully some of the restrictions have no logic behind them like banning people from using their sail boats. The same line of thinking that killed the ski season this past winter in Ontario. I already have one Covid Vaccine dose, I can't wait for the second one so I'll feel much more at ease. In the meantime, I'm avoiding downtown Oakville on the weekends like the plague. It's crazy busy with day trippers from elsewhere giving the downtown a holiday getaway vibe which isn't weird until you realize we're still in the middle

Nikkormat FT2, Mid 1970s Workhorse and the Beaches.

 It was a nice day for a stroll and I had fun. Photowalks are my escape, even in the middle of a pandemic.  The Nikkormat FT2, post CLA was working fine and had no issues.  Camera: Nikkormat FT2, Nikkor H 28 F3.5 lens. H 50 f2 lens.  Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC100 B.