These are from a photo walk in Havelock North, New Zealand. This photo of a pink building was an absolute nightmare to scan. Getting the colours right was next to impossible. This was one of the images that tipped the scales for me and led me to purchase Negative Lab Pro. I love how someone […]
This wasn’t what I was expecting when I shot Dubblefilm Apollo 200. Then again, I don’t know what I was expecting. This is the thing about shooting experimental, pre-flashed films. Even if the manufacturing process yielded a consistent result (which it doesn’t), there are still too many variables from lighting conditions to scanning to give […]
I photographed this truck and tractor at the Calgary Corn Maze & Farm. It was a beautiful bright day and we had the place to ourselves. I was shooting Flic Film Elektra 100 film that day. Elektra 100 is respooled Kodak Aerocolor IV film which was designed as an aerial film. I really like the […]
I shot these flower photos around the garden of my wife’s parents’ home. I quite liked their garden, but alas, they have recently sold their house and moved. I think I will miss that garden.
When I was last in New Zealand, I attended the Central Hawke’s Bay A&P Show. A&P stands for “agricultural and pastoral”. An A&P show is a country fair and celebrates farming and the agricultural industry. This photo is one of only two I managed to shoot during the sheep shearing competition. The lighting in the […]
I’ve decided that I quite like the way Dubblefilm Bubblegum 200 renders color. As the Dubblefilm website says, it’s “tinted with sweet tones” from a “pinkish vibe” to “deep magenta in the shadows”. It’s the subtlety of the tones that I appreciate. I don’t want a large color shift, just a pleasing warmth.
After waiting 18 months for my Orwo film to arrive, here are my first photos from Orwo Wolfen NC500. I’m a little disappointed that the colors didn’t turn out as virbrant as they look in Orwo’s examples, but the lighting conditions probably played a part in that (I shot this ISO 400 film on a […]
I photographed this statue of Romulus and Remus at Hamilton Gardens in New Zealand using a rare film that I purchased prior to my trip: Kodak SO-553 100. Apart from the fact that this “special order” film is numerically consecutive in name to Kodak SO-554 200, the two films are not related. Kodak SO-554 came […]
This giant Santa statue was photographed outside the New World supermarket in Havelock North, New Zealand. I just love the idea of celebrating Christmas with a summer barbeque in the southern hemisphere — especially when the temperature drops below -20 °C here in Calgary! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and a happy […]
These doors lead into Napier Prison in New Zealand. The prison is now a museum and one of the bleakest places I’ve ever visited.
These photos were taken outside the Central Hawke’s Bay Museum in Waipawa, NZ. While much of the museum was devoted to the history of settlement in the region, they did have a few old cameras on display — including an Olympus Trip 35. I didn’t have the heart to tell them that the Trip 35 […]
I snapped these photos of the Calgary Police at two separate events. The first is from Lilac Festival while the last two are from Canada Day. Calgary is very proud of its western roots which can be seen in the cowboy hats the officers are wearing. (Many police departments use horses, so that isn’t specific […]
I wasn’t sure how these photos would turn out given the age of the film; this roll of Perutz PR 200 expired in 1992. Assuming I would need to compensate for the film’s age by adding one stop for every decade past expiration, I estimated that I should shoot this roll at ISO 25. All […]
This sculpture in downtown Calgary is called Van Gogh Monumental and was created by artist Bruno Catalano.
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 […]
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.
Taking inspiration from Keith Devereux, I decided to crash the party too. A group of film photography bloggers have all shared a post about the three cameras they used most in 2022. And so, here is my take on that theme. The three cameras mentioned below took centre stage for me and held all my […]
This is Ollie. He is my father-in-law’s dog and he followed me around the house as I snapped some photos. I’ve posted photos of Ollie and his good friend Milly before. Milly has since passed away. Ollie misses her.