Tag: Toronto Beaches

Refusing to Die

On the shores of Lake Ontario, this tree is more stump than anything, but still manages to produce a few leaves. There is nothing strong than the will to live it seems. From a technical point of view, I do like the combination of Microdol-X developer and HP5+.

Rolleiflex 3.5E3. Xenotar lens
Ilford HP5+ film, developed in Microdol-X (stock)

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The Ravine in Colour

Recently I have posted a number of images taken in the Glen Stewart Ravine in the Beaches areas of Toronto. Today, a colour image. The day I took this was a brief interval between rain showers, and there was quite a sense of lushness, despite the fact of it being the fall.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 35mm/f1.7 Ultron lens
Kodak Ultramax 400 C-41 Colour film

 

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

Lazarus Film #2

The bag that had the roll of Panatomic X also contained a roll of Kodak Technical Pan dating from the 1970’s, so of course decades past expiry. This is a slow speed film so I was reasonably hopeful that it would be usable, and I was not disappointed.  Kodak Technical Pan, long discontinued, was a super sharp high resolution film requiring special development to manage contrast, and I love its look! These three images were shot in the ravine in the Beaches.


Mamiya RZ67, 65mm Mamiya C lens
Kodak Technical Pan film, developed in Rollei RLC Low contrast developer