Yashica D – Second Thoughts

A couple years back I was given the opportunity to purchase a couple TLR cameras from a local photographer. My Yashica MAT-124 camera has been my most used camera and still continues to be, so I wasn’t really in the market for another TLR, but my good friend Paul was looking for an inexpensive way…

Cobourg Beach

Last Monday was the Victoria Day holiday and with nothing planned we thought it would be fun to head down to Cobourg and explore the waterfront. The morning started out sunny and warm, but by the time we got down to the lake it was quite cloudy and super windy… which made for some better…

Helicopter Fish Stocking – Part 2

As if I would go helicopter stocking and not bring a film camera. Wasn’t sure I’d actually have time to use it, but near the end of the day, I managed to run a roll of Kodak Portra 160 through the Pentax 6×7. Below are a couple shots that turned out. Camera: Pentax 6×7 Lens:…

Niagara Falls

Our family has been going to Great Wolf Lodge just outside Niagara Falls, Ontario every year for the past 9 years… sometimes a couple times a year. Every year after our trip we drive by the Falls but never get out of the car despite promising to do so every single time. This year was…

Tommy Thompson Park

Last weekend, I finally got to photograph a spot I’d wanted to for a long time – Tommy Thompson Park, or as it’s better known as the Leslie Street Spit. This has been Toronto’s dumping ground for construction waste since the 1960’s. As such, the beaches are pretty much made up of eroded bricks, concrete…

Warsaw Caves

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area is a favourite spot of mine. We’ve been coming here for as long as I’ve lived in the area. This time we had the entire place to ourselves. The caves themselves are quite small, but fun to explore if you like getting dirty – which on this particular day I did…

Cordova Falls

Cordova Falls is a spot that I return to every year around mid-November for a couple of reasons. The first being that it’s such a neat spot to photograph and so much changes from year to year depending on the amount of water flowing over the dam; and second, it’s one of those rare times…