Toronto Night Time

18 05 2011

I just got back in from Toronto late Sunday night. Monday, I had my manager process several rolls of film that I had taken from my ’75 Pentax KM, and a Holga 120N with 35mm adaptor. It rained all weekend, so the Holga didn’t much enjoy the trip, but the Pentax did amazingly well, as I was smart enough to bring along my trusty old light meter (with dust on it still from college) in hopes of getting some awesome night shots. I was also very limited to where I could take photos since I didn’t have a tripod, so I had to set my camera down on anything that was flat enough. To prop up my camera, I used the lens cap and my hand sanitizer bottle.

The shots below were generally taken at 1 second each, and between f8-11, on 400 ISO film. I even managed to make a dark room in our hotel room to take out film from the Pentax to rewind it, and I’m pleased to say I didn’t ruin it!

Toronto is a great place to hang out at night, so many lights, foot and car traffic, book and music shops open until late, great food spots, the tantalizing smells of street meat vendors, and a great subway system that runs until about 1:30 in the morning. These were all shot in one night, and it turned out to be a much later night than expected! I even brought home a new addition to the camera family, my new Diana F+ Parisian toy camera.

Self Portrait on Escalator




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