Tag: Beaches

Another Fine Grain Film

In yesterday’s post I featured images created using long discontinued Kodak Technical Pan. Thankfully, there is a worthy successor still being made today: Rollei ATP 1.1. This is another slow speed film with extremely fine grain and sharpness, but also requiring special handling in development. This first roll was developed using Rollei RLC Low contrast developer, which does a great job, but is not cheap. I have more of this film coming, and I will test one roll using Rodinal, a much less expensive developer, to see if I can get comparable results.

Mamiya RZ67, 65mm Mamiya C lens
Rollei ATP 1.1 film @ E.I. 20
Developed in Rollei RLC Low contrast developer, 1+4, 6 minutes @ 20C

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Night Shooting

The great thing about wide angle lenses is there ability to be handheld at slower shutter speeds, like the 1/15th of a second used for this image taken recently in the Beaches.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 25mm/4 Voigtlander lens
Kodak TMax 400 film

 

 

Flowers on a Bike

There are a few of these bicycle/flower combos on Queen Street in the Beaches: an ad for a local business. In colour they are a cheery yellow, but I like the look of black and white on a cloudy day.

Voiglander R2M, 50mm/2 Heliar lens
Kodak TMax 100 film

Winter Dock

On Saturday I took my Mamiya RZ67 down to the Beaches. It was a very still, very grey day, and sometimes it was hard to see where the water ended and the sky began.

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Mamiya RZ67, 65mm/4.5 lens
Ilford Delta 400 @ E.I. 200
developed in LegacyPro MicX developer

End of Season

According to the calendar, we have a few more days of summer left, but the end of the season is near. I was at the Beaches last night, and the weather was lovely, the atmosphere peaceful, but to me tinged with a wistfulness, an awareness of the passing of time.

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Hasselblad 500C/M, 150mm/4 Sonnar
Rollei RPX 400 film

The Brighter Side

On the night of the Nice attacks, Janice and I went for a walk on the Boardwalk on the Beaches. I had left my phone at home by mistake and since I use it for a meter the exposure was an estimate but I got it. With so much darkness these days, it was nice to capture some of the brighter side of humanity.

Hamilton MMPR 2016057

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Rollei RPX400 film