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Lower Don

Added on by Bill.

We loaded our bikes into the trunk and headed south.  We parked at the Brickworks on Bayview, and then rode a few hundred meters north along Bayview to Pottery Road where we caught the Lower Don River Trail.  We rode north Don Mills.

Leica M, Leica Noctilux-M 50mm 1:0.95, ISO 200, f/16, 1/60 sec

Tommy Thompson

Added on by Bill.

Monday we drove down to Tommy Thompson Park. We were there early, there were few people, lots of birds. The air was still. It wasn't too hot but there was some humidity. 

I realised I hadn't shot digital for a while. The convenience of digital was a nice change. Yet I'm now a little more patient. A little more thoughtful about what I shoot. 

Leica M, Leica Noctilux-M 50mm F0.95 , ISO 200, f/4.0, 1/4000sec


Added on by Bill.

I've been upgrading my darkroom.  My entry into large format photography has placed demands which Darkroom 1.0 was unable to support. I've separated the wet and dry areas according to traditional darkroom design practices.  The wet side is where one does the development. As I follow a hybrid analogue-digital model, the dry side hosts my computer, scanner, printer and work area for framing pictures. Same capabilities as a traditional darkroom, just different technologies.  The dry area is set up, the wet side remains in progress. 

To complete the wet side will require plumbing and a darkroom sink. This being more complicated extended timelines result.  Finding a sink being on the critical path.  So until this is complete I will use the framing area as the wet zone. Yet even with this interim state, Darkroom 1.5 improves the level of maturity of the core capabilities.  

View of the darkroom in action. 

Keeping in Touch

Added on by Bill.

Over the last few weeks I've received many requests for me to opt-in to continue receiving e-mails. This is a result of the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation scheduled to come into effect July 1st.

For the most part I have declined the offer. I expect e-mail volumes to reduce upto 50%. I sincerely look forward to this outcome.  

Maybe I'm a dreamer but I don't think I'm the only one.