A Great Combo

Today’s image was created in Niagara On the Lake recently. I used my baby Speed Graphic, with a 120 roll film holder that creates 6cm by 9cm negatives. The combination of the large negative, the classic Kodak Ektar lens, the Kodak Tmax film and Rodinal developer is hard to beat.  There was no post processing of the negative scan at all: no sharpening or anything else, and I love the look!

Horse and Carriage

At the Scene of the Story

Alice Degan is a friend of mine who also happens to be an author of urban fantasy fiction. What I like is that her fiction is set in Toronto’s Kensington Market (one of my favourite places to shoot) so when she needed some photographs it was the natural choice of locations. As we moved from spot to spot it was fascinating to hear  how they related to the stories. A fascinating shoot which gave me added insight into her great stories. Highly recommended!

Alice Degan


Nikon D7100, 18-200mm Nikkor lens
Post processing with Lightroom and Nik Color Efex 4

Something Slightly Different

This image is from our trip to Niagara On the Lake this past weekend. It was a gazebo, so I had to shoot it, but to me the woman stretching out in front gives the image a slightly different, almost surreal aspect; it would be a very different image without her.

By the Gazebo


Nikon F2, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
Eastman 2366 film, E.I. 10, developed in Xtol 1+1 for 10 minutes @ 20 C

The Expression

I was in Hamilton this past weekend at a social gathering with some of my best Social Media friends. On the way from supper Saturday to a pub we walked through the beginning of that evening’s Hamilton Art crawl. The street was already crowded with artists, musicians, performers and pedestrians of all kinds. I had literally not much more than a second or two to get this shot; technically it’s not perfect, but I like it — I wonder what the story is behind expression of the woman on the right! There must be a story there!

Hamilton Art Crawl Street vendors

In the Kitchen

My friend Maria and her business partner Agatka have three times now put on a dinner service at The Depanneur here in Toronto. This facility has a kitchen area visible to the eating area and is a great setting for photography! I was able to shoot the buzz of activity in the kitchen and I think for the most part I was able to stay out of the way. :-)

Working hard


Nikon D7100, 18-200mm Nikkor lens
Post processed in Lightroom and Nik Efex