So after Friday’s winter storm, Saturday dawned bright and clear so I loaded up three cameras and went to Hamilton. For these shots I really slowed down my shooting, one maybe two shots each place I stopped with the Rolleiflex. I carefully looked at each area, pre-visualized what I’d want the final print to look like. Using a Pentax Spotmeter V, I metered for shadows I wanted the most details in, then underexposed by a stop (Putting the shadows in Zone IV), focused, and shot. Then made notes on the exposure. It was basically like shooting large format (I did see a guy with aRead More →

One Hundred years earlier a US Ship on the Canadian Shoreline was not a good thing, but in 1913, the crew of the US Coast Guard Light Vessel 82 (LV-82) was the only thing keeping sailors on Lake Erie and their demise. In November of 1913 nature unleashed her fury a storm, known as the White Hurricane swept through the great lakes region causing a level of destruction on the lakes not seen in recent memory, and yet the crew of LV-82 stayed. Their station, Point Abino was known for the shallow shoals, and dangerous waters. Standing at their station facing 80 miles per hourRead 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 →