Ontario is blessed with a tonne of amazing rural communities that have stood the test of time. They never undertook vast urban renewal plans through the 20th Century and have stayed close to their roots in the mid to late 19th Century. And one such community is Elora, not only with natural wonders of the Gorge and the Falls but also with architectural splendour. Back on the Canada Day long weekend, I went into Elora to shoot some video work and to meet up with two fellow hosts of the Classic Camera Revival for a quick jaunt around the village.

The Mill (Street View)
A slightly different view of the restored Elora Mill.
Mamiya m645 – Mamiya-Sekor C 45mm 1:2.8 N – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-100 – Argentix T-Grain Developer (1+4) 6:00 @ 20C
Trying
Bill trying to score a shot of a classic car through a gate.
Mamiya m645 – Mamiya-Sekor C 45mm 1:2.8 N – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-100 – Argentix T-Grain Developer (1+4) 6:00 @ 20C
High Level
A high level bridge over the Elora Gorge.
Mamiya m645 – Mamiya-Sekor C 45mm 1:2.8 N – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-100 – Argentix T-Grain Developer (1+4) 6:00 @ 20C
Gorge Level
Same Bridge, different angle.
Mamiya m645 – Mamiya-Sekor C 45mm 1:2.8 N – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-100 – Argentix T-Grain Developer (1+4) 6:00 @ 20C
Stone
One of the beautiful stone houses that occupies the village.
Mamiya m645 – Mamiya-Sekor C 45mm 1:2.8 N – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-100 – Argentix T-Grain Developer (1+4) 6:00 @ 20C
Open
In addition to craft beer, there’s also a craft distillery in town!
Mamiya m645 – Mamiya-Sekor C 45mm 1:2.8 N – Kodak TMax 100 @ ASA-100 – Argentix T-Grain Developer (1+4) 6:00 @ 20C

I went simple going with my trusty Mamyia m645 and a roll of Kodak TMax 100 and developed in the house T-Grain developer from Argentix.ca an excellent alternative to Kodak TMax Developer or Ilfotec DD-X. I also brought along for a first (well technically second at this point) run with the new Reveni Labs Spotmeter and I’m rather pleased with the results I got. Although the day had some fairly low contrast to deal with I should have used something like Ilfotec HC to bump that up. But these are the things you deal with in hindsight.

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