Port Hope – November 2021 – B&W

An afternoon trip to the beautiful little town of Port Hope on the shore of Lake Ontario.  Since it was November the scenery didn’t lend itself to beautiful colours or vegetation.  It was a dreary cold ‘blah’ day.  So I focused on B&W images and the downtown scenery.  Due to C-19 and being the off season the downtown was very quiet with not many businesses open.  In the summer Port Hope can be a beautiful place to spend an afternoon but on this November day nothing was going on downtown.

For this outing I wanted to take my time so I brought my Fuji X-Pro1 and vintage manual focus Canon 24mm F2.8 FD lens.  On the Fuji gear this lens has the full frame focal length equivalent of 35mm. I find that to be an excellent ‘out for a walk’ focal length.  I have always been impressed with the sharpness this old prime lens produces.  It’s simple and fun to use while easily nailing focus with the focus peaking feature of the cameras.

Snowdon Park – Jan 2021 – Minden Hills

Mid January, 2021 my wife and I went for a walk with our new dog to the remote trails of Snowdon Park. Snowdon Park is 460 acres of wetland and forest preserve established through the cooperation of the Township of Minden Hills and the Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists.  Details on this park can be found here and here.

Below is a small series of snapshots I took as we walked the trails.

Gear: Fuji XT4, Fuji 16-80mm F4, all images are in camera JPG Acros+Y film sim.

The towns of St. Jacobs and Elora

In July 2018 my wife and I went for a weekend trip to the towns of St. Jacobs and Elora with a brief stop at her old employer Bronte Creek Provincial Park.  During this 2 day trip I focused on B&W photography and only brought the Fuji X-Pro1, the Fuji 10-24/F4 (to use only if it was needed) and my favorite vintage lens, the 1973 Canon 24/2.8.  Continue Reading →

Sheridan College + Vintage Canon 24mm

In mid May 2017 a few co-workers and myself attended the annual OCCCIO conference at Sheridan College located in Oakville  Ontario.  The OCCCIO is a multi-day tech conference for all Ontario colleges.  It’s goal is to promote I.T. collaboration between the provinces 26 colleges. Continue Reading →