One of the ironies of preparing for a photography exhibit is that I don’t have much time for new photography, so it has been a little quiet here. I do have a shoot tomorrow so there will be some new images finally!
I do want to post so more information on the show so here is the link to the show page:
The Silver Path
My mission tonight is to make 11″ by 14″ prints of these images taken yesterday at the bitterly cold shores of Lake Ontario. I was very happy at how the images turned out, so I think they merit a place in my upcoming photo exhibition. All three were taken with my Pentax 6×7 medium format camera, an oversized beast that works well in gloved hands :-) I shot one roll of my limited stock of Kodak Plus-X film ,sadly no longer made.
Today, two images from my Allan Gardens shoot with my good friend Adriana this past Saturday. These images are from a roll of Tri-X shot on a Pentax Spotmatic with one of my Helios 44/2 58mm lenses. A classic camera, classic film and a classic lens came together nicely, and Adriana’s expressions were classic as well!
Yesterday I had a shoot with my good friend Adriana. On a cold winter’s day, the best place to get some soft outdoor light without freezing was the greenhouse at Allan Gardens here in Toronto :-)
Nikon D7100, Lensbaby Composer lens, Double Glass optic
All it took was window light on a cloudy day,shining on my niece Sarah . . .
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 18-200mm lens
On Sunday I had another shoot with Naima, this time outdoors on a decidedly chilly day, in the ravine near Yonge and St. Clair. Naima was a real trooper and did not let the cold get in the way of a great shoot.
Zenit 3m 35mm SLR, Helios 44/2 58mm f2 lens
Tri-X @ EI 800, developed in Diafine 3 + 3
Today, another image of Justin Miller during his back stage transformation into Pearle Harbour. This image does not capture a pose; Justin was applying a spray-on fixative to set his complex make-up. I saw it and instinctively clicked the shutter.
Nikon D7100 DSLR, 18-200 Nikkor lens
Post precessing in Aperture and Nik Efex