This sculpture in downtown Calgary is called Van Gogh Monumental and was created by artist Bruno Catalano.
I’ve shared photos of Trio before, but this is the first time I’ve captured all three kinetic sculptures on film.
Walking around the night market in Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter was a truly amazing experience. I could have wandered the streets for hours if I had had more film with me. These shots all captured the store vendors on their phones. Clearly, they were not as enthralled by the sights as I was.
Harvie Passage is a man-made series of rapids off the Bow River specifically designed for kayaking. There were no kayakers present this day, but there was a surfer using a bodyboard to ride the rapids.
I snapped this photo along the Strand in downtown Tauranga during a jazz festival. Many people were posing with the mural of the wings and while waiting to snap a photo of my wife, I managed to get this one of a stranger.
I’m happy with how these photos turned out given that it was a partially cloudy day. I can see why Velvia is often used for landscape photography. I love the way the light is rendered across the frame.
One of the things I love about half-frame cameras, like the Olympus Pen EED, is the ability to create diptychs and triptychs. It’s a great way to create panoramas or simply to juxtapose two images. I made this triptych of Auckland’s Wintergardens last year when Sarah and I were in New Zealand visiting family. It […]
Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It honours the survivors of residential schools and the thousands of children who never returned home. Outside Calgary’s Municipal Building, at the base of the horse statue, sit hundreds of children’s shoes. The shoes are a temporary memorial representing the Indigenous children who died in residential […]
These photos are from the first roll of Fuji Velvia 100 that I’ve developed in E-6 chemistry. Every other roll has been cross-processed in C-41, including the last time I posted photos of railroad tracks. While I really like cross-processed Velvia, I like normal Velvia even more!
Sarah often humours me by letting me take copious amounts of photos of her. These three were shot in the corridor of the Xi’an overnight train.
I followed the path that led underneath the railroad bridge and discovered Demon Zaza.
No, this photo isn’t backwards, even if the word YAHOO is. I was wandering along the riverfront looking for a place to sit and reload my camera. When I looked up, I saw the sign. I was puzzled for a moment and then realized it was meant to be viewed from the other side. I’d […]
I recently purchased two cameras on eBay at a good price and was pleasantly surprised at their better-than-expected condition. Excited to test them out, I loaded them both with film and headed to Harvie Passage: a man-made series of rapids off the Bow River specifically designed for kayaking. I shot both cameras in and around […]
Inspired by Conspicari’s “Thursday Doors” posts on coronet66, I was delighted when I came across these doors on a recent trip to New Zealand. These doors — all from the same street in Napier — are far more interesting than the boring modern doors I often encounter on my photo walks here in Calgary.
A beautiful day, fresh film, and a new camera. I’ve been yearning for a good walkabout medium format camera and I think I found it in the Fuji GS645S Professional. Essentially a half-frame camera, the GS645S is no bigger than a Holga. While it has a light meter, everything is fully manual; ISO, aperture, shutter […]
These strange concentric circles that appear in the first two photos are the result of bromide drag and it’s a byproduct of developing film with little or no agitation, such as when using semi-stand or stand development. Bromide drag occurs during development when bromide builds up around the sprocket holes of the film and then […]
This is the film stash I took with me on my trip to France in 2015. Also pictured, are two of the three cameras I brought with me: my Canon Rebel 2000 and my Ultra Wide & Slim. I used the third camera, my Canonet QL17 Giii, to snap this photo.
Orwo Still Hasn’t Shipped Film It is with sadness that I mark the 1 year anniversary of pre-ordering brand new Orwo film. A year ago today, I pre-ordered 5 rolls of film from Orwo, including their new color film, Wolfen NC500, as well as new B&W films, Wolfen NP100 and NP400. It has been exactly […]
Here are another 3 rolls from my Film on Film project. I haven’t had much luck with Kodak Max Versatility 400 (mostly because I shot it in a broken camera, lol). Agfa HDC 100 was a little underexposed, but then I didn’t bracket my shots. Lomography Cine400 Tungsten, on the other hand, gave me great […]