Taking advantage of a bright sunny day and a weekend in Niagara Falls I decided that it would be the perfect place to try out one of Kodak’s new Film Stocks (yes, Kodak has this year alone released two new film stocks). The film of choice is Kodak Portra 400 (Born out of the Portra 400NC and Portra 400VC stocks). I was very impressed with this film, the colours are spectacular, and the grain for a ISO-400 film is very fine. So what better place to test it out than the tourist trap that is Cliffton Hill. Filled with bright lights, flashing signs, buildings, andRead More →

Week Ten already! The start of week 10 was a wet one, but on the suggestion of the lovely and talented Sarah I took to the wet streets of Toronto. And despite smelling like a wet sheep afterwards (wool great coat) I had a blast! Water on Glass Reflected trees in Queen’s Park St. Patrick Street. If you’re ever in this area, just one street up is McCaul, there is an excellent pub called Sin & Redemption. The old Magazine over the head trick to try and stay dry. No one is sitting here today Bloor And at the last my personal favourite from theRead More →

Churches is the theme for week 9, and what better way to capture churches especially the big ones in Toronto by slapping on my 14-24mm lens onto my Nikon F4. I grabbed churches in Toronto, Milton, and one that was partly under restoration in Whitby! St. James’ Anglican Cathedral – Toronto, ON St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Toronto, ON Metropolitan United Church – Toronto, ON St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Restoration Church – Whitby, ON Knox Presbyterian Church – Milton, ON Grace Anglican Church – Milton, ON Nikon F4 AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 1/2.8G/AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G VR/AF Nikkkor 50mm 1:1.4D Kodak Ektachrome E100GX (ISO-100)Read More →

There are probably a lot of people on here who have much longer and fonder memories of this magically slide film called Kodachrome. Kodak canceled the long running film in 2009 along with all support and additional products needed to run the K-14 process. Introduced in 1935 Kodachrome became the first commercially available colour films. It featured bright colours, and long lasting stability. The reason for this was at its very core Kodachrome was a black and white film, with each emulsion layer sensitive to a different colour. Then during the process the dyes were introduced and stuck to the layers to bring out theRead More →

Over the family day long weekend myself a several friends took a trip out to the Ottawa area for a weekend of exploring and pubbing (which does really only require two nights in Smiths Falls, since there are only two good pubs in the town, the Kilt and Castle and the Rob Roy both are excellent). And well you who know me well knew that this week was coming, the theme for week 8 is Abandoned…(the truth is you’ll probably see this theme pop up a couple more times over the course of the year). The subject, is an abandoned prison, opened in 1949 andRead More →

I’ll admit I had a hard time choosing my top seven for Week 7. I recently found out about Vivian Maier a Chicago Street Photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, and that she used a TLR, specifically a Rolleiflex for her work. Blown away by her style I decided that rather than bemone that she was far better that I, I took her works and used it for inspiration for week 7, taking to the streets of Toronto with my Rolleiflex, and a handful of Ilford HP5. I ended up shooting two rolls at Nathan Phillips Square, I am rather pleased to give you weekRead More →

Week 6’s theme was Smiles, again provided by the lovely and talented Ruth! So to make it fun and unique I broke out my Instax Mini 7s which got a rather nice response from my subjects.Read More →

The theme of bridges this week was ripped directly from my friend Nick who also did a bridge week for his 365 project, you should go and check out his work also, it’s good! But anyways, bridges! The Sixteen Mile Creek bridge of the QEW in Oakville, the original span was completed in 1932, a second bridge expanding the QEW was completed recently. The underside of of the Burlington Street Bypass in Hamilton’s industrial sector. The Pidgon River Bridge in Omemee on Highway 7. The bridge supports remain the original from 1932, the decking was replaced a few years back. One of the few remainingRead More →

This week’s theme was chosen by my talented friend Ruth, the theme being blue. It was hard, and not exactly my best work I feel, probably because I used the wrong lens for the job. But here we are. Contax G2 – Carl Zeiss Biogon 2,8/28 T* – Kodak Portra 160NC (160NC-II)Read More →