Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Walking in the Woods

I haven't hiked much this year, I wanted to make up for this by heading out in the fall. I explored a section of the Bruce Trail between Limehouse and Hilton Falls north of Milton. Of course I had to choose the second most dismal day of the fall to head out. It was a nice walk in the woods but I really didn't find much to shoot compared to Limehouse, that said there are still some gems if you know where to look.

Camera: Olympus OM-1 MD, Zuiko  lenses.
Film: Rollei Retro 400S, HC110 B.

Bruce Trail Tag


22nd Side Road Looking Towards 4th Line

Gap in the Ground

Cedar Trunks_

Leaves on the Ground

Dufferin Gravel Quarry_

Canada Goose Trail Curve


Thursday, December 07, 2017

Overcast Day in Yorkville

I never tire of shooting in this neighbourhood.

Camera: Nikon FE2, Nikkor  lenses.
Film: Rollei Retro 400S, HC110 B.

New Street_

Dead End Yorkville Street II

Jacked Up coffee

The Oxley

Walking in the Mink Alleyway

Checking Texts by a Rock

Cumberland Boutiques_

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bloor St. and Points North

A few weeks ago I was up in in the Yonge/Bloor Area and points north on a Sunday morning. I was meeting up with my friend John Meadows for a shoot. The lighting of course is the endless grey skies we get from the middle of October to about May the following year. I shot with my Nikon FE2 with Rollei Retro 400S which gives me the contrast I need to get through polished cement skies.

Camera: Nikon FE2, Nikkor Ai and Ais lenses.
Film: Rollei Retro 400S, HC110 B.

One Bloor St. East

Which Crosswalk?

Scollard and Davenport_

Concert Hall or Masonic Temple

Sidewalk Sale On Yonge

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Part Two with the Pentax ME Super (the $35 Special)

The ME Super is a pretty stealthy SLR, in fact, smaller than the Olympus OM2n it competed against. Like I said earlier, I scored this camera for $35, body only (I already owned the lens). The meter is spot on and the seals were good. This is going to be a regular in my briefcase for trips into the city and I can't take a full kit.

Camera: Pentax ME Super, SMC Pentax 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B.

Not Bay 1 Bay 2

Cumberland Looking West on Thursday

Outdoor Coffee Seating

Top End of the Mink Alley

Yorkville Ave at Avenue Road

Waiting at the Light in a Range Rover

Prince Arthur Sidewalk

The Bedford Academy_

The Bedford Academy III

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fun with a $35 Camera in the City (Pentax ME Super)

On a whim a few months back I picked up a Pentax ME super off the classifieds on the Pentax Forums for the all low price of $35. I already have a couple of K mount bodies (a pair of KX's and an MX), it would cool to have an AE body in the line up. This is a fun camera to shoot with on AE, actually quite intuitive. Switching over the manual, you realize quickly there's a bit of a learning curve because, instead of a dial Pentax went with two buttons to control shutter speed. It is a no tears,  no regrets camera, I paid very little for it, works great for now but if something goes wrong, I'll be more pissed at losing the roll of film and not the camera.


Camera: Pentax ME Super, SMC Pentax 50 f1.7 lens.
Film: Ilford HP5 400, HC110 B.


Parking Do Not Enter

Art Deco with Modernism

Plenty of Cabs_

Cherry Beach-Dufferin Loop Car

Walking Past the Stairs


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Limehouse On, Part One

 I have not been hiking all that much this year, thank you crappy Summer weather and a tender left knee. I've been out a few times this fall and I guess this is my "Fall Colours" hike. I like Limehouse Conservation Area, it has a lot of photography opportunities. I want to squeeze one more hike in before the snow flies, whether or not I will will all depend on the weather.

Also, I got my first generation Canon F-1 back from a CLA, I wanted to get rid of the shutter bounce at higher speeds, by and large it's gone. This camera was Canon's response to the Nikon F and early F2, it is a system camera and built like a tank, I wanted to try it out, normally I would roll with something lighter like an Olympus OM-1 or OM-2n if I'm on the trail. The F-1 is a fun camera to use, price wise they are all over the place depending on condition, and the seller.

Canon F-1, FD 50 f1.4 and 28 F2 SSC lenses.
Film: Kodak Portra 400.

Eastbound Via Train at Limehouse

Motoring in North Halton

Quarry Powder Magazine_

Black Creek

Light Through the Leaves

Inside the Hole in the Wall Two

Multiple Cracks

Crack in the Ground

Crack in the Escarpment 1

Ceders on the Edge