An Innugiatingly Cute Baby | Mamiya M645 | TriX 400

Took some shots of a new baby in the family on St Jean Baptiste, and then kind of burned through the rest of the roll out in front of our house so it would be finished. Was champing at the bit to get this roll developed so I could see the shots of this delightful little human.

A little lesson I learned developing this roll. I used that Ansel Adams method (HC 110 dilution G [1:119] @18 minutes) and found that the shots with a lot of denseness were not served well by developing this method. The shots in the parc, however, turned out wonderfully. Will keep that in mind.

Black Lives Matter/George Floyd Protests Montreal Part 2 | Canon A1 | Kentmere 400

Black Lives Matter/George Floyd Protests Montreal Part 1 | Canon A1 | PanF+ 50

The only comment I’ll make about the logistics of these pics is that I developed the Pan F+ for 18 minutes at Dilution G in the Ansel Adams style to attempt to get more contrast and fewer highlights (HC 110).

This was a pretty remarkable day and I’m very glad that I was there for it. The protests were peaceful. The stories were chilling and heart-wrenching, and the messages were powerful.

This is part 1 of several to come.

Strollin’ with Mo on the Plateau | Canon A1 | Holga 400

I got a chance to get out and stretch my legs with another friend who takes pictures this evening, and so glad I did. He showed me a couple of spots where there were just so many photo opportunities that when my roll was done I said, “There’s no way I’ve just shot 24 pictures.”

As it turns out, I had, in fact, shot 24 pictures.

I thought I’d try out this Holga film, and I’m glad I did. There’s a LOT of grain in these shots, and the film really captured some depth of contrast that I don’t usually manage to get. I like these shots. And I’ll be back there for more.

 

 

Around the Plateau | Mamiya M645 | Ektar 100

These are pics from the first two rolls of color I shot with my medium format Mamiya. It was really just a test roll to see what it looks like, but after seeing the capabilities of this film in medium format, I’ll definitely be getting another few packs of this film. I was shooting with a 210mm lens when I took these, which is both challenging and rewarding. Seems like I got the best out of it in soft light with shadows.

These were take a couple of months ago so you’ll notice that they are similar subjects to past posts.