Tag: Bessa R

Dry Fountain

Another image from The Hamilton G.A.S. Meet up last weekend. After a brilliantly sunny morning, it clouded over at lunch time, but even the overcast light seems to suit the Polypan F film I used.

Hamilton Gas031

Voigtlander Bessa R, 15mm/4.5 Superwide Heliar
Polypan F film, developed in Ilfosol 3



Not far from our family home is a lawn bowling club that Janice and I often pass by during evening walks. When open it is full of bowlers, but right now it is quiet in the pre-season, with only the long evening shadows.

Hamilton Gas010

Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm rangefinder, 
15mm SuperWide Heliar lens
Polypan F film @ EI 50, developed in Ilfosol 3

The Bridge Revisited

I love this bridge on Queen Street a bit west of Broadview Avenue in Toronto, and the 15mm lens suits it.



Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm Rangefinder, 15mm/4.5 Voigtlander Super Heliar lens
EDU 400 film, developed in TMax developer 1+9 for 12 minutes @ 20 C


This past Friday evening I photographed actor Justin Miller’s transformation into his character Pearle Harbour. Along with the digital images, I shot a roll of Tri-X at EI 800 on my Bessa R rangefinder, with my late 50’s-era Canon Serenar 50mm/1.8 lens. I was shooting wide-open at f1.8, at 1/30th of second, and I like the available light look of the image.

Justin Miller

Justin Miller

Justin Miller

Another from Yonge/Summerhill

If I ever need to do a Steampunk group shot, I think this would be the location! (The old train station, now a liquor store near Yonge/Summerhill in Toronto.

Under the Bridge


Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm rangefinder camera,
35mm/2.5 Voigtlander Color Skopar lens
Svema Foto 200 film, developed in Rodinal 1+25,
5 minutes @ 20 C