Tag: Distagon 50mm

First Shoot of 2018

For the last few years I have a tradition where I make a point of going out to shoot film on January 1st, regardless of the weather or how I feel. It means it’s one more year where I can say I shot film, regardless of whatever else happens.

Yesterday morning was bright and sunny (but rather chilly). A good day to shoot at Bluffer’s Park in Scarborough, Ontario with my good friend Bill Smith.


Hasselblad 500CM Camera, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in Microdol-X developer

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Gleaming Ghost Town

I was checking out some of the new subway stops in Toronto the other day. The phrase that comes to mind is “gleaming ghost town.”

Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Cinestill 800 filk, converted to greyscale in post.

Waiting for the Zamboni

This image was taken a couple of weeks ago on the roll I developed this week. At Nathan Phillip’s Square the rink is being cleared of skaters for the Zamboni machine.


Hasselblad 500 C/M, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford FP4+ film, developed in Rodinal

After a Few Days

I have been in a funk photographically for a few days. Too busy to do much in the way of photography and not all that happy with the images I was taking. I did go out yesterday morning to Taylor Creek Park and finished off a roll languishing in a film back for my Hasselblad and got a few I liked.

Hasselblad 500 CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford Fp4 Plus film, developed in Rodinal

 

Needs Paint

I like the combination of Ilford HP5 Plus and Microdol-X Developer (I am using vintage packets of the latter; once it’s gone it’s gone so I will need to switch to the equivalent from other suppliers). It was a very dull day light-wise in the Beaches recently when I shot this but film/developer combination managed to pick out enough contrast.


Hasselblad 500CM, 50mm/f4 Distagon lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in stock Microdol-X