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.
I’ve shared photos of Trio before, but this is the first time I’ve captured all three kinetic sculptures on film.
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’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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
These photos were shot with a Candie’s branded plastic 35mm point & shoot camera that I discovered in a box at work. For years, I resisted the temptation to waste film on what I suspected was a terrible camera. I was hoping that the lens would at least have a sharp-ish centre, but the resulting […]
These photos from Heritage Park were shot on Ferrania Solaris FG Plus 100. It is one of my favourite films and I love the way it renders colours!
These photos of a Bactrian camel grunting were taken during the Calgary Zoo’s semi-annual ‘Focused’ event, in which they open the Zoo early (when the animals are more active) exclusively for photographers.