On Saturday I was again down at the Toronto Beaches, and among the films I was shooting with my Rolleiflex was Rollei IR 400, a film that is sensitive to light in the infrared portion of the spectrum. With a nearly opaque IR 720 filter, one gets an almost otherworldly view of an otherwise normal sunny day.

Rollei Infrared

Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar with IR72 filter (via Bay 2->52mm adapter)
Rollei IR 400 film at EI 12, developed in Xtol 1+1 12 min @ 20 C


I’ve never had much luck with Ilford HP5+ in 35mm; my scans always had too much grain for my taste, and I didn’t like the tonality. Shooting in medium format (at an exposure index of 250 instead of the box speed of 400)  I am liking the results better!

Trinity College Entrance


Rolleiflex E3 with 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
HP5+ film at E.I. 250, developed in TMax Developer
1+9 for 14 minutes @ 20 C


Arriving in the Photo

Yesterday morning I was taking some images of the stairs that lead to pedestrian bridge over the DVP in Riverdale. I was trying to get the focus just right (not always easy with my middle-aged eyes) and at the last moment a figure arrived in the frame. An accident, but I like the result.

Figure at top of stairs


Rolleiflex E3, 75mm/3.5 Xenotar lens
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20 C