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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Week 3 was originally supposed to be using the Rolleiflex and some Fuji Astia at the University of Waterloo. However I learned that shooting a TLR handheld…not a wise idea when shooting at 1/60 of a second or less. You will get camera shake…and out of focus images. So frankly I did not want to post those images. But! I had shot a second roll of film so the project was saved! So Week 3 was on winter drives and small towns. The small village of Erin as my subject. Having driven through it many times over the past couple years I decided to finallyRead More →

I had not been to Casa Loma since I was five so I figured that despite the winter storm that hit the area I would brave the roads and the cold to get out to Toronto and see the place.Read More →

Week One was themed “Monday Thru Friday” where I can give you a brief look inside my job. I work IT at a local college. Most of my days I answer phone and email support calls but I do get to go out into the field. Here are the 7 best shots of the week! You will be able to see all the Project:52 shots here on flickr. Tech Specs: Pentax 645 – SMC Pentax-A 645 75mm 1:2.8 – Lomography X-Pro 200Read More →