Covid Captures #7

I can’t keep track of where we are in lockdowns and restrictions anymore. Half the time I don’t even know what day of the week it is and each day feels like a real-life Groundhog Day. Last April, I started taking photos of our family at home doing whatever we can to fend off the…

Kiev 4M – First Thoughts

Over the past several months, to say I’ve been a bit bored during lock down has been an understatement. I spend a lot more time browsing eBay and other online auction sites that I probably should. Ever since I purchased a Fed 3a rangefinder a couple years ago, I’ve had this fascination with Russian rangefinder…

Instax Square Monochrome Film – First Thoughts

It’s been a long time coming. I originally sold my Instax Wide 300 camera just before monochrome film was available for it. The camera was too bulky and I just wasn’t using it as much as I thought I would. Last June, I was gifted a Instax SQ6 camera that shoots FujiFilm’s square format instant…

Favourite Shots From 2020

To say that 2020 sucked is an understatement and has been said countless times before. This may not have been the best year, but we tried to make the most of it. I haven’t shot so few rolls of films in a year since I first started with film. I was getting bored of taking…

Callaghan’s Rapids and Healey Falls

Finally taking some time over the Christmas break to catch up on developing rolls of film that have just been lying around. Back in early November, I spent the day doing a bit of a waterfall tour east of Peterborough. I’ve been to Cordova Falls a number of times, but haven’t been back to Callaghan’s…

Millbrook Valley Trails

Way back in November, I took my boys to meet up with their cousins for a physically distant hike around the Millbrook Trails. The sub was super bright and it felt good to get away from the house and get some fresh air. I brought along my new Lomography La Sardina camera and my trusty…

Sunday Afternoon Outside

Last weekend, our family went to the park up the street for a little bit of tobogganing which eventually turned into a snowball fight. The light was awesome so I brought along a camera to shoot some instants. Still trying to get the hang of this camera and the bright snow wasn’t helping resulting in…

Lomography La Sardina – First Thoughts

A while back I found myself browsing the Lomography website just looking for what was new and interesting when I stumbled across the Lomography La Sardina camera. There were so many different options and styles to choose from and they even had a blank canvas version where you could paint it yourself… I’m not that…

Cordova Falls

It’s that time of year again when I make my pilgrimage to Cordova Falls at the south end of Cordova Lake. This is something I’ve been doing annually since 2012. Depending on how open the dam is completely changes the look of the waterfall. Some years I’ve been there it’s a raging torrent that is…

Mamiya Universal Press – First Thoughts

In the past couple months I’ve turned over quite a few cameras. I just wasn’t using them anymore. I think this had to do with the fact that they were very similar to other cameras I had. For example, the Pentax Spotmatic SP is very similar in size, feel and function to my Nikkormat Ftn…