Pushing Ilford HP5 Plus

This past weekend was a lazy one. Which is a good thing, because with Christmas coming up, I have a feeling it’s going to get busy. My supply of film in the freezer is slowly dwindling as I haven’t been replacing it lately. I wanted to shoot some indoor shots of my family, but only…

Birthday Number 3

This past weekend was our youngest sons third birthday. We held a birthday party and invited some of his cousins and friends up to our place, and this past weekend was just a quiet lunch to included the grandparents. Below are a couple shots I took from both days. The colour photos were done on…

The Collins Family Christmas Tree

We have been cutting our own Christmas tree since 2008. Before that we had a plastic tree with lights already built into it. Can’t recall why we made the switch. Maybe it was the fact that a plastic tree simply doesn’t look, smell or feel like the real thing. At the time, we lived in…

A Morning in Cobourg

Last Sunday, morning, my wife and I decided to take the boys out for breakfast in Cobourg to the Buttermilk Cafe – a favourite of ours. I had along with me, my Canonet G-III QL-17 and a roll of FPP EDU B&W 200 film. After breakfast we wandered the downtown area before heading home. Below…

Olympus Trip 35 – First Thoughts

I had been hearing a lot about this little camera, so I found one on eBay for $15 and decided to give it a try. This is hailed as one of the world’s most advanced cameras which provides fully automatic exposure completely without batteries or external power! In auto mode, all you have to do…

Svema “Super Positive” B&W Slide Film

When I first heard of this film with an ISO speed rating of 0.8, I couldn’t believe it. Some shots I’d seen online looked pretty promising, so I purchased two rolls from the Film Photography Store. I took one roll to Killarney back in October and one roll up to Cordova Falls in mid-November. I…