Elmhirst’s Resort

Before Christmas, I was at a retreat for work at Elmhirst’s Resort on the north shore of Rice Lake. I woke up early and took a cold walk around the east side of the property. The early morning light was awesome. Below are a couple of shots from the morning. Camera: Olympus XA Lens: Olympus…

Santa Claus Parades

Yes. You read that title correctly. This is a post about Santa Claus parades in February. I’ve been saving up rolls of colour film, so I could process them all at once. For the past couple years, we’ve been avoiding the large Peterborough Santa Claus parade and opting for smaller town parades such as Keene,…

Altissa Altix V – First Thoughts

I purchased this camera online at the end of November 2017. It was coming from rural Czech Republic and eventually arrived the second week of January. The Altissa Altx V was built in Dresden, Germany in 1954 and has an interchangeable lens mount, although I have yet to see other lenses for it. The view…

Orchid

I haven’t done much photography over the past month. Finding it difficult if get out and shoot, especially with the weather and the fact that still gets dark early. So yesterday I set up an orchid in the basement and some artificial lights and shot some 4×5 sheets. I’m not overly happy with how these…

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.…