Ice Skating on New Years Day

This year, we stayed at my brother’s house over New Years and they had rented some ice time at a local arena. My kids aren’t strong skaters so we were happy when a friend brought some ice skate trainers and the arena had some too.  Camera: Nikon F100 Lens: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Film: Ilford HP5…

Toronto Photo Walk – Part 1

Back in mid-December, I took a vacation day from work and spent the day shooting in downtown Toronto with my good friend Paul. We spent the morning shooting in and around Kensington Market (photos in a later post), before grabbing lunch and heading down to Harbourfront. We even used the new tunnel over to the…

Birthday Party

It must really suck having a birthday so close to Christmas… especially as a kid. Not because people we trying to combine presents, but because of peoples busy schedules. We had a party for our youngest at the local recreation centre on December 16th and only one person from his class was able to attend.…

Miniature Speed Graphic – First Thoughts

I’m currently in the process of purchasing this camera someone at my camera club. The Miniature Speed Graphic was manufactured between 1939 -1946 and takes sheet film measuring 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4 which is still available online. This model has a spring back, but the previous owner made custom holders to accept 120 roll…

Remembrance Day

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m finally developing a backlog of film, so that’s why you’re seeing a Remembrance Day post in January. This was the first ceremony I’ve been to in a very long time. Our old was carrying the a flag in the local parade (photo #4 below) on behalf of…

Buckhorn Pumpkin Festival

A pumpkin festival post in January??? Yes. I have built up quite the backlog of film to develop and I’m starting to pick away at it now that I have some time. These were shot at the McLean Berry Farm back in October when we were selecting our pumpkins for Halloween. They had the usual…