Meeting you, with a view to a kill
Face to face in secret places, feel the chill
Night fall covers me, but you know the plans I’m making
Still oversea, could it be the whole world opening wide
A sacred why, a mystery gaping inside
The weekend’s why
Okay so a view to a lake is not the same as a view to a kill, but if you’ve followed along with any of my past projects you’ll see that I enjoy picking titles that are plays on film/tv/song titles based on the theme. And while these photos have nothing to do with either Duran Duran or James Bond it does include a lake. Living in Ontario, specifically southern Ontario I’m within half an hour of Lake Ontario and having to be in Oakville for a friend’s surprise 30th birthday party I went a little bit early to shoot week 7 along the lake shore.
Between Bronte Harbor right down Highway 25 and along old Highway 2 (Now Lakeshore) and having to be in the Kerr Village I got some shots that are a little different from my usual Oakville fare. Well there are some familiar ones and a few new ones for me. But a seriously lovely part of the city and while I would love to live in the area the simple fact is that I would need a lot of money to pick up one of these beautiful old homes. But hey, photographing them is free, at least from the outside.
Another great thing going down late in the day I caught some beautiful evening light and again added the yellow filter to a few of the shots to give better sky definition, two things I need to still remind me to remember to keep an eye on, light and filters. But it was also bitterly cold that afternoon but at least being all mechanical the Hassy could easily take the cold like a champ and gave me the twelve frames for the week!
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Distagon 50mm 1:4 (Yellow Filter) – Rollei RPX 100
Kodak Xtol (1+1) 10:00 @ 20C
Meter: Pentax Spotmeter V
Scanner: Epson V700
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC (2015)