Showing posts from June, 2021

Embrace the Grain Podcast Monthly Film Challenge for June with Fomapan 100, Part Two

  I can think of much worse places than Eastlake in Oakville during the pandemic with Gairloch Gardens being less than a 10 minute walk away from me. The best time to go is later in the afternoon during the week, or just after dinner. On weekends, the park, like a lot of other lakefront amenities is slammed. Yeah, I'll stick to my backyard or elsewhere.  The last photo is particularly sad, the house is just down the street from me, while its in good shape, it's considered a tear down at $3 million CAD in local real estate listing. That saddened watching my personal landscape disapear before my eyes, not that I can afford to live in my own neighbourhood if I was to buy in, that ain't happening. Back to the photography this wraps up part two of the Fomapan 100 film challenge for Embrace the Grain Podcast community.  Camera: Nikon F2 Photomic, Pre Ai Nikkor Lenses.  Film: Fomapan 100, ID-11 1+1. 

Embrace the Grain Podcast June Film Challenge: Fomapan 100 Part One

 I don't do monthy film challenges too often but Embrace the Grain Film Podcast Community has one on for June with Fomapan 100, I had a few rolls, why not? The camera of choice was the Nikon F2 Photomic with a three lens set up, the NC 28 F2, SC 50 f1.4 and the P 105 F2.5 lenses. All solid glass that just don't fail. I shot both in the morning mid day and late afternoon over the course of a couple of days. The developer of choice was ID-11 at 1+1, an old school developer with a fine grained old school cubic grained film. The results look beautiful.  Unrelated, why ruin a nice 30 year old Audi Coupe with a vehicle wrap advertising your vehicle wrap business?  Camera: Nikon F2 Photomic, Pre Ai Nikkor lenses.  Film: Fomapan 100, ID-11 1+1. 

Limehouse Late May 2021

  At the risk of being a snob, if there's one thing about the pandemic, it has drawn people out onto the hiking trails who have no busienss being there. The arch over the creek at Limehouse Conservation Area has been covered by orange construction fencing because too many stupid idiots want to climb onto it and take a selfie. Things go bad, and they do on occasion the arch gets broken and the selfie taking idiot breaks their neck on the creek bed (which is rocky). Credit River Conservation Authority has assigned security guards to the conservation area to bust the village idiots who do dumb stuff and litter. Observation, why are you hiking with some takeout Tim Horton's coffee? Are you going to toss that empty coffee cup in a garbage bin at the trailhead when you're done?  Unrelated, I have no idea how the VW Beetle reckage wound up in the middle of the conservation area, it was for decades.  Also, I really love Bergger Pancro 400, I have two rolls being developed soon from

Limehouse Conservation Area on a Weekday Afternoon

 I haven't been out hiking as much as I wanted too this past spring. Life somewhat got in the way with family commitments and I just avoid the trails on weekends because of the hordes.  Camera: Olympus OM-1n, Zuiko MC 50 f1.8 lens.  Film: Bergger Pancro 400, HC110 B. 

Sunday Morning Wander Downtown Oakville in Early June Part Two

 Best to get out early before the hordes show up.  Camera: Minolta XE-7, MC Rokkor Lenses.  Film: Fomapan 400, HC110 B.