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Pure — Tenderness.

Mamiya RZ67 Pro II + 110/2.8 @ f/4 + ND filter + Kodak Tri-X 400 + cute (but quick moving!) model.


Pure - Tenderness

Honey 3.

Technical:  Mamiya RZ67 Pro II + 110mm @ f/8 + Kodak Tri-X 400.

The sun was starting to peak out through the clouds, hence the beautiful spangles of light.

(related images:  Honey 1 and Honey 2)


Honey 3

Honey 2.

Technical:  Mamiya RZ67 Pro II + 110mm @ f/4 + Kodak Tri-X 400.

(related image:  Honey 1)


Honey 2

Honey 1.

Technical:  Mamiya RZ67 Pro II + 110mm @ f/2.8 + Kodak Tri-X 400.


Honey 1

3 photos of my dog, Honey.

A roll of 120 film on the Mamiya RZ67 allows for exactly 10 photographs.

I used 3 of those frames tonight to photograph Honey — just because I love shooting the RZ67, and I hadn’t for a while, so I was itching… because good things happen when I pick up the RZ67.

(and Honey makes for a willing model)

More to follow.

(currently scanning the images… 9 out of 10 are worth keeping)


ALDS Game 1 – Opening Ceremonies.

In celebration of the Jays’ win tonight to even the series 2-2, here’s one more from Game 1.

Back to Toronto they come to play the deciding game on Wednesday.

Does anybody want to donate their tickets to a family of 5?


ALDS Game 1 - Opening Ceremonies

Her Father’s Tree.

In remembrance.

The Arboretum, Guelph.


Her Father's Tree

ALDS Game 1 – War Face.

The Toronto Blue Jays lost again today.

Texas deserved to win.

(This image is from the first game, hence the title.)


ALDS Game 1 - War Face

ALDS Game 1.

The Toronto Blue Jays were defeated by the Texas Rangers.


ALDS Game 1

Burning a hole.

Prosophos - Burning a Shutter Curtain Hole

Yes, I did it.

I managed to burn a hole in my M3 shutter curtain.

After all of these years… this is a first.  I had read about it but never really worried about it.

As far as I can tell, it was caused by not having the lens cap on while I was outside in intense sunlight (at the Blue Jays game).  My uncapped lens likely focused the rays of light onto a small area of the shutter cloth and — voila! — a hole was created.

This is what the hole was doing to all of my film images:

(iPhone shot of a scanned image on my computer screen)

Prosophos - Shutter Hole

Fortunately the curtain was repaired/patched courtesy of Alex at Setadel Studios (he had my camera back to me within 24 hrs — amazing service).

Now I have to reconsider my w(hole) modus operandi for shooting.  I have been using my lenses with protective hoods and filters but no lens caps.



Sometimes, you just have to hang on.



Technical:  1/30 sec.

Technical #2:  My Leica M3 is broken (curtain issue).  I thought the (now sold) 50/2 Jahre was flaring badly, but the same bright spot I was seeing in its images appears in the centre of most of my images with 35 Summicron ASPH.  Bummer!  Thank goodness I took two quick images of this scene and this (second) image was okay.  Thank you also to my friend Mark (If Time Stood Still) for help with the diagnosis.


8 years ago.

Rest in peace sweetheart.



Composition and Concentration.

…and catching.

Images from one roll of Tri-X.

Shot, developed, and scanned today.


Composition and Concentration 1

Composition and Concentration 2

Composition and Concentration 3

Composition and Concentration 4

Composition and Concentration 5

Composition and Concentration 6

Composition and Concentration 7

Composition and Concentration 8



Birth of the Cool, revisited.

Another, different cool, from three years ago:  Birth of the Cool.


Birth of the Cool, revisited


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