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 destination for a short road trip.

For this outing I wanted to take my time so I brought my Fuji X-Pro1 and vintage manual focus 1973 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 – Minden Hills

On December 31, 2018 I went for a walk with family to Snowdon Park, just a short drive east of Minden. This was our first visit to this 460 preserve.

Needless to say, going in the middle of winter results in plain white snow covered photographs. So my search was to find something … anything of interest that wasn’t simply a tree covered in snow. During our visit we walked most of the trail system except the one large loop that has an old abandoned car. That would have made for an interesting photo and in hindsight I should have requested we find the car, but that will have to be for another visit. Continue Reading →

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 →