None Shall Pass on Flickr.
This Lost Lagoon Swan was marking out his territory quite calmly and firmly, taking up as much of the path as possible. While it’s a bit of a stretch to call the Swans in Lost Lagoon ‘wild’, they’re definitely not domesticated and I was quite surprised to be able to get such a nice, close portrait with the 90mm lens on the Fuji GW670, roughly equivalent to a 50mm lens on 35mm.
Since he was just hanging about, I got a shot with the 50mm f/1.1 Nokton as well, just for kicks. The Nokton is nice but, 35mm is no comparison for the tonal range of 6x7. This shot is scanned really big, 4800 DPI. View all sizes if you’re the pixel peepin’ sort.
An Albino Duck on Flickr.
Hard to tell in the Black and White but, we were pretty sure that this is not a white duck but, rather an albino one. Will worked for years as a Veterinary Assistant specializing in birds and said he had never seen one before. It appeared to be a female Mallard and, it looks like my friend Mike has seen an albino male a few years ago also on Lost Lagoon.
She definitely had no fear, this is me sticking the Fuji right in her face.
Doh! on Flickr.
Yue Minjun’s Amaze-Ing Laughter sculptures at English Bay don’t seem quite so innocent right now. I forgot to buy fresh fixer, despite stops at no fewer than three camera stores that still carry such arcane potions in the last 48 hours, so I can’t process yesterday and today’s films from the Fuji.
I’m pretty sure they’re laughing at me.
Remember to Vote on Saturday on Flickr.
Municipal Elections across BC on Saturday, make sure to get out and vote. Only about 30% of eligible voters actually vote in Civic elections, a real disgrace.
In Canada, municipal governments touch our lives infinitely more than either the federal or provincial governments. They make sure your sewer works, your garbage gets picked up, your roads are paved and your streets are safe. Anyone who doesn’t vote locally is, in my not so humble opinion, incapable of coherent thought and should most certainly not be trusted in any circumstance.
But, my local flickr contacts are all of the finest stock so, I know that none of you would even consider not voting on Saturday!
* Of course exceptions made for those who are ineligible to vote. I know many (most?) of you are foreigners or ex-cons!
Taken with the Fuji GW670III on Ilford HP5+.
Reasonably Sharp on Flickr.
First test rolls are processed from the Fuji GW670III. I’d say that the sharpness test is passed with flying colours, not to mention pretty good tonal range too.
This is a camera that will provide hours of enjoyment. It’s huge but, handles very well. Shot is detail of a skytrain support column at Bridgeport Station.
HP5+ souped in HC110 Dilution H. This was shot at f/11, 1/250th.
Simon Saw Stuff on Flickr.
It was a pleasure meeting Simon when he visited in September. Nice guy and wonderful photographer, be sure to check his work out, including this wonderful portrait he happened to capture of local punk rock survivor and legend Chi Pig. Simon had no idea he was a celebrity photographer!
Honda 350 on Flickr.
My buddy Pete gave me a couple rolls of T-Max 100 recently, having decided to stick to colour shooting. I haven’t shot T-Max in nearly 20 years. Always had a love/hate relationship with the film.
I’m pleased to announce that my love/hate relationship with T-Max continues. It’s just spiffy when everything comes together. Remarkable, even but, given that I’m shooting with a 64 year old Rolleiflex, well, the precise exposure required for the best results from T-Max just ain’t gonna happen. Both rolls shot, a couple of successes and a bunch of middling, muddling blech. I’ll stick to my more forgiving old school favourites, Tri-X and the like.
I like this old Honda though, shot near the entrance to Granville Island.
Pursuit on Flickr.
Max has been chasing Roza for quite some time now. Rather, Roza has convinced Max that he’s the one doing the chasing.
This Saturday, she’ll finally let him catch her for good and we couldn’t be happier!
Ilford HP5+, Linhof Technika, Schneider Xenar 150mm f/4.5 because you just can’t photograph a baritone sax with a soprano camera…
Would that this were my footprint on Flickr.
As I sit chained to my desk, slaving in the code mines. Oh well, at least I’m not missing any sunny weather.
Seen early in the morning on a much nicer, lazier day on Stanley Park’s Third beach.
Olympus OM-2s, Zuiko 50mm f/3.5 Macro, Eastman Double-X movie stock developed 11.5min @20ºC in HC110, 1:60.