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 […]
There are many damaged headstones throughout Union Cemetery. Sandstone was quite often used in Calgary in the early 20th century until they discovered it didn’t stand up to the climate very well. But this is the first (and only) time I have come across a wooden cross. The cross was broken in three pieces with […]
This 6×12 panorama was an accidental double-exposure. At first glance it looks like an image of trees are layered over the sky, but it’s not as simple as that. Those trees belong to the scene on the left of a group of rock climbers, while the mountains and the lake in the center and to […]
Calgary’s Chinese Cemetery dates back to 1908 and is the burial site for many of the city’s early Chinese pioneers.
Over the years, I have steadily come to look upon my Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter camera with growing disappointment. My disenchantment with the Belair rests upon two chief complaints: The plastic lenses are terrible. They are quite soft, especially along the edges, and the photos are often out of focus—rarely in a good way. […]
I shot these pinhole panoramas on JCH Street Pan 400 using a homemade pinhole lens I mounted on my Belair Jetsetter for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2020.
These are from a day trip I took with some photographers a few years ago. We drove along the Cowboy Trail through southern Alberta with many stops along the way. I shot mostly 35mm that day, but I also had my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter & Instant Back with me. The first photo is from […]
I shot this 6×12 panorama with my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter on a hike at Grassi Lakes in Canmore, Alberta.
These were shot with the Lomography Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter using the 35mm Back so that I could shoot sprockets. I scanned them myself using the Lomography Digitaliza 35mm scanning mask.
These photos of bronze statues of First Nations people were taken in the Artisan Gardens at Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Park. The Artisan Gardens honour the First Nations people who used to live in Fish Creek Valley.
I also bought an Instant Back for my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter. It’s a lot of fun (my niece and nephew love it!) even though it’s not the easiest thing to use. Fuji Instax film is notoriously sensitive to light and even though it’s rated at ISO 800, I think it behaves more like ISO […]
I bought a Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter with a 35mm Back from Lomography. I love the 35mm Back because it lets me shoot panoramas that are 3 conventional 35mm frames long with the sprockets exposed! These were the first photos I took with the 35mm Back and were shot in the summer of 2014 from […]