Tag: 35mm/1.7 Voigtlander Ultron

Building in Downtown Ottawa

I liked the look this building in the afternoon light.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f1.7 Ultron lens
Kodak TMax 400 film, developed in TMax Developer

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Dark Times

Today’s post is a set of photographs I took at the National Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa. The Memorial is a stark reminder of the depths mankind can sink to, and for me at least the dark skies point to dangerous times ahead.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f1.7 Ultron lens with red filter
Rollei Retro 80s film, developed in TMax Developer

 

Ramshackle

Many of the residences on Toronto’s Ward’s Island have a certain Ramshackle charm.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M camera, 35mm/f1.7 Ultron lens
EFKE 100 film, developed in Rodinal

Above the Subway

I’ve always found the outdoor/above ground subway stations in Toronto fascinating, especially ones (like Rosedale station below) on the oldest part of what is now called Line 1.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f.17 Voigtlander Ultron lens
Kodak TMax 100

Taming Contrast

Adox CMS 20 II is basically a high contrast ultra fine grain microfilm stock that can be used as a continuous tone film when developed with special developers. The main developer for this film (Adotech) tends to be expensive so photographers are always looking for other options. In this case I tried Rollei RLC Low contrast developer, itself not cheap but I had some around. It was a very bright day, almost unfair for this film but I did get some usable images.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f.17 Voigtlander Ultron lens
Adox CMS 20 II film, Rollei RLC Low Contrast developer,
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Note: Check out my latest episode of MPP (My Photography Podcast) where I talk with urban explorer photographer Giovanni Geo Romolo!