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Loafer’s Lake Park

Posted 2012.08.20 8.33 in Photography

A couple weeks ago I took a walk around Loafer’s Lake, a small manmade lake in the north end of town. I was looking for some subject matter for photography, and water is one of my favorites. The Etobicoke Creek flows around the lake too, so it was twice as fun.

I’d taken two cameras, loaded with different kinds of film. I developed the first one right after the little excursion but was unhappy with the results. The camera was a Leica AF-C1 – a plastic autofocus, probably made by Minolta, but with the Leica branding. It was disappointing.

The other camera was the Lomography LC-A+ and it performed rather better, loaded with generic ISO-800 colour print film.

The Shwaa?

Posted 2009.09.14 1.09 in Family/Friends, Hobbies, Photography

I spent some time in Oshawa on Saturday, visiting with my friend Lezley. We went to a park on the shore of Lake Ontario and walked around a pier there, where I shot off most of a roll of film using my Canonet GIII QL17 rangefinder. I got the exposures right this time, by dialing down the ISO setting from 400 to 250. In other words, the alkaline battery’s higher voltage is causing the meter to under-expose the film by about 2/3 of a stop.

Anyhow, here’s some shots. As with earlier film, this was Kodak Tri-X 400, developed in T-Max for about 6 minutes. These were exposed with the Canonet’s 40mm lens at various apertures, but mostly around 1/125 sec & f/11 to f/16.

Loafers Lake

Posted 2009.08.09 15.26 in Hobbies, Photography

After I’d given up on photography for the day, the sun came out! So I got in a little photo expedition after all. Not too far afield this time as it was a late start, but I went to a local conservation area / park called Loafers Lake. As with the earlier pictures today, these were all taken with the 30mm f/1.4 prime lens. The majority were taken with a moderate aperture, around 5.6 to 8.

Cheers!

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