Showing posts from July, 2022

Leftovers from Last Summer.

 Leftover negatives from last July, just got around to scanning them now and I'm still not a huge fan of Kodak Tmax 100. If I want super smooth, I'll take Fuji Neopan Acros 100 in 120 any day of the week.  Camera: Rolleiflex Series 3.5 E Planar Twin Lens Reflex Camera.  Film: Kodak Tmax 100, HC110 B. 

July Visit to the Toronto Islands Part Two, The Fun Continues

 The Fun continues on the Toronto Islands adventure. I still thnk Algqonuin Island is the pefect spot to shoot the Toronto skyline. I love this part of the archipelago along with Ward's Island because they are residential remnent of the Toronto Island's residential and holiday resort status a century ago. People know Hanlan's Point as a nude beach these days early last century there used to be a baseball stadium where Babe Ruth played prior to joining the NY Yankees.  Returning back to the mainland, you can still see echos of Toronto Harbour's more industrial past like Redpath Sugar which isn't going anywhere and the portlands undergoing massive change. In a few short years it will be recreational only. The land became too valuable for industrial/logistical use.  The past three posts highlighted my Nikon FM2n, and F5, it was in some ways a test to see what the load would be like in my Think Tank backpack with the thought of running with this camera combo up in North

July Visit to the Toronto Islands Part One

 Toronto Island is one of those gems that screams Summer! Now a wise person if they value their sanity doesn't go on the weekends. On a more recent Saturday photowalk along Harbourfont, the ferries were slammed, and the water taxies were even worse. So, go to the Islands on a weekday, like a Thursday in this case. Also, take the Ward's Island or Hanlan's Point Ferry, Centre Island attracts the big crowds. with the beach and Centreville Children's Park. All that said, I shot two rolls this being from the first one.  The camera of choice is of course, the beast, the Nikon F5 with Fuji Superia 400. The weather forcast wouldn't commit so I ran with a versatile film. If I knew what the skies were really going to be like, it would have been Kodak Ektar 100 all the way. I also went to town with skyline shots, it's so easy from the Ferry and Toronto Islands.  Camera: Nikon F5, Nikkor AF-D 28-105 F3.5-4.5 lens.  Film: Fuji Superia 400.