Lock 24

It’s been over a month since my last post… which might be a new record for me. Just been too caught up with work stuff and a kitchen renovation to be able to go out shooting. Last week our camera club meetup was at Lock 24 along the Trent-Severn Waterway between Peterborough and Lakefield. It’s…

Phone Photos From Easter Monday

Late in the afternoon on Easter Monday, we took the kids to Beavermead Park and Rogers Cove to get outside and get some sunshine and exercise. I quickly ran through a roll of film (which I’ll post later), and continued to shoot with my phone. Below are some shots I took from our walk and…

Harbour Hop

Last weekend I had to work. I don’t care for working weekends. So, I took this past Wednesday and Thursday off instead. The sun was shining bright, so I packed up my Crown Graphic and Pentax 6×7 cameras and headed to Port Hope then Cobourg. I’ve shot both these places before, but never at this…

Photography at Lunch

Earlier this week a work friend asked if I’d be interested in shooting some film at lunch. She has been a major source of my camera collection which she had acquired from family members over the years, so I was more than happy to provide some film and go out shooting. She has held on…

Minolta Maxxum 7000 – First Thoughts

Along with the recent acquisition of the Canon T70, I was also given a Minolta Maxxum 7000. I have never been a fan of the 1980’s plastic cameras like this one, but after having used it, I’m starting to change my mind. This camera was introduced in 1985 and was the first camera to use…

Canon T70 – First Thoughts

Several month back, I acquired a Canon T70 with a 200mm lens. That focal length is way outside my comfort zone so I set about trying to find an inexpensive 50mm f/1.8 lens on eBay. After a couple months of waiting and no luck online, a work friend gave me an old Canon AE-1 with…

Unicolor C-41 Film Developing Kit

It’s been about 2 years since I last developed colour film at home. Although I’ve always been happy with the results, I could never fully get behind the extra time it took to setup and get the chemistry up to working temperature. With black and white film, developing temperature is at 20 degrees Celsius, which…