Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Taking out the Minolta 7000 for a walk

I love shooting the city with film on rainy days. Rain brings out something in black and white film images that I find hard to describe. Having to use an umbrella, I needed something I could operate with one hand. The Minolta 7000 is the the camera for the job since it is a fully automatic SLR. One of the last of the breed before digital kicked in. I loaded the camera with a roll of Ilford Delta 400 and went to town. I used aperture priority mode with Auto Focus.

It was funny that I still had the reflex to look at the back of the camera after each shot. Out of 38 shots, 36 came out good and I'm happy with at least half of them. This was my first street sortie in a while so not being back in the groove yet, I used a Sigma 70-200mm lens for the outing. The camera performed like a champ. Not bad for a $25 full frame camera!

On Notre-Dame street

Couple on Notre-Dame

Wearing this shirt of the defunct Quebec City hockey team in Montreal while the Canadiens
 are in the series is like wearing a "Please Kick Me" sign.

This guy usually puts a "no photos" sign next to his booth. He ran indoors but it was too late.

Tourists being tourists.  :)

Sign maintenance on St-Laurent

Touring the City in style. It was cold for an open deck bus tour.

The gate into Chinatown

Sauce shop in the Plateau on Mont-Royal

Thanks for watching

Gerry  :)

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