I shot these while wandering around Burnsland Cemetery when I was first experimenting with cross-processed film. I like some of the statues in Burnsland, but overall I don’t think it’s as picturesque as Union Cemetery, which is right across the street.
During the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, the medal ceremonies were held downtown at Olympic Plaza. Today, Olympic Plaza is a public gathering space open for everyone to enjoy. In winter, the plaza is turned into a public skating rink, and in summer, it is sometimes flooded to become a wading pool.
It’s not uncommon to see deflated and flat Santas, reindeer, snowmen, etc. on people’s lawns during the day over the Christmas season. Then they all get plugged in and reinflated in the evening.
These are from a day I spent driving around West Vancouver. Some are from Ambleside Park and some from Lighthouse Park.
I shot this a while back when Sarah was saving up for a guitar. At the time, I thought that maybe I should make my own jar and call it ‘Dan’s Camera Fund’. But then I thought that’s what my pay cheque is called!
Here are more animals from the Calgary Zoo, this time shot on Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Color 400 film. The last photo is of the Transalta Rainforest building at the zoo.
These photos depict more of the debris and detritus left behind by the 2013 flood in Calgary. I shot these while testing a roll of Orwo NP22 film. For a roll of film that expired in 1993, it has aged fairly well. It’s box speed is 125 ISO, but I shot these at 64 ISO […]
One of the things I love about Calgary is that some days, when the weather is right, you can see the Rocky Mountains looming large in the west. You can see them on the horizon of the first two photos.
These photos are the result of my fascination with the barbed wire fences found at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.
With Christmas just a few days away, I want to wish everyone happy holidays! Whether you are a regular visitor to my film photography blog or you arrived here by accident, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year! Cheers, Dan
The Kettle Valley Railway was a railway that ran across southern Bristish Columbia through Myra Canyon and operated during the first half of the 20th century. It was finally abandoned in 1989 with portions converted into a recreational trail. Sadly, a 2003 forest fire destroyed 14 of the 18 original wooden trestle bridges in Myra […]
These photos are from a trip I took to Lake Louise five years ago. I had taken many more photos that weekend, but unfortunately those rolls of film were lost in the mail when I sent them to The Darkroom for processing. I lost 8 rolls of film due to some sort of mishap with […]
I bought the Pentax Spotmatic SP II on a whim back in May. It has some good reviews online and since I already own many M42 lenses, including a 50mm f/1.4 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar, I decided to buy it. My SP II is in great condition. Cosmetically, there are some very minor scratches but no dings. […]
Five years ago, I took a road trip with my photography club down to Lundbreck Falls, a 2-hour drive south of Calgary via the Cowboy Trail. While I was shooting photos from the top of the falls, a man walked up and decided to stretch out on the rocks. Naturally, I had to snap some […]
After a fairly long stretch of -20 °C temperatures last winter, Sarah and I headed to Elbow Falls in the hopes that we might see a frozen waterfall. It was a gorgeous day at the Falls and a brisk wind made it quite chilly, but after a short hike, we discovered that Elbow Falls had […]
Every November, just before Remembrance Day, thousands of white crosses are placed row on row along Memorial Drive. This is the Field of Crosses, an annual memorial honouring the 3500 men and women from southern Alberta who gave their lives in service to Canada, many during the world wars. I shot these on a roll […]
I shot these photos using the Bel-Aire ‘Special’, which is the new name I have given to my Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter modified to accept a 100mm Anastigmat Special lens mounted in a Compur Rapid shutter. After my successful attempt to shoot Instax Wide with the new lens and shutter, I took a trip to […]
In 2013, Calgary suffered its second flood in 8 years. The Bow & Elbow Rivers overflowed their banks and flooded much of the city. Downtown was hit particularly hard. These photos are from further downstream at Fish Creek Park many months later. Some of the detritus from the flood is still visible in a few […]
These were shot one early morning at the Calgary Zoo on Fuji Velvia 50. I bought a 100 ft bulk roll of expired Fuji Velvia 50 on eBay for cheap. The seller owned two rolls, and when he opened one and shot some photos with it, he found that the film had color shifted and […]