Showing posts from October, 2021

Minden Part Two and Buttermilk Falls

 I was going to shoot with a pair of Canon New F-1's this trip but at the last minute I switched my gear out for the Nikon FM2n, and the F4. It was the negatives I got back from the test roll I did walking around Oakville with the F4 that sold me. I pretty much went with Aperture Priority and Matrix metering and got perfection.  The weather forcast was all over the map so I was pretty flexible with what film I took with me, and this time out, I shot mostly colour.  Camera: Nikon F4, Nikkor Ais lenses  Film: Kodak Color Plus 200. 

Minden Ontario Part One.

  Minden Ontario is a former lumber town turned regional centre in Haliburton Region and is very busy during the peak cottage season. I pass through during the fall when its much quieter. I made note to photograph the Rockliffe Tavern as it as been boarded up. I recently found it it has changed hands, the business will live on, but the building will replaced because it's pretty much condemned due to neglect over the past 20 years. Freaktography did a documentary recently   on the history behind the building as a long running tavern and live music venue in the Haliburtons.  Camera: Nikon FM2n, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.8 lens.  Film: Eastman Double X, ID-11 1+1. 

Driving Away from Home Up Highway 35

 Thursday morning I got in my car and started driving, heading north to Billie Bear Resort along my usual route along 35. Instead of going through Cannington, I went through Beaverton sadly the roll from that stop didn't turn out, that's ok because I'll be back there at some point.  Highway 35 is going to be a zine topic, I jusst have to set up at template and get started like all projects.  I ran with two camera bodies this year, the Nikon FM2, as my black and white body, and the Nikon F4 as my colour body, I think I hit the sweet spot, I love the results i got with this combination over the course of hte long weekend.   Of course I had to stop and photograph Miner's Bay Resort, I love places with character and history that have been around for generations. Next stop Minden.  Camera: Nikon FM2n, Nikkor Ais 50 f1.8 lens.  Film: Eastman Double X 1D-11 1+1. 

The Middle Toronto Wander Continues

 Cabbagetown is an interesting part of Toronto, you get off streets like Parliament, Gerrard St. and to some extent Carlton, it's a very upscale neighbourhood that a century ago were slums. Streets like Parliament, Carlton and Gerrard still have character for now. I have no idea how long that will last.  Camera: Olympus OM-2n, Zuiko lenses.  Film: ORWO UN 54, ID-11 1+1