March 8, 2013
It’s been a while, but I finally got a roll of film developed. I decided to take my chances and push my 800 film by one stop, which, for those wondering, means it was developed at 1200 instead of 800. (Oh man, I hope I got that correct. I think that’s what it means.) The shadows are bit washed out, the grains are very noticeable, but I like the contrast. The highlights on these shots are way overblown, as expected, but I can live with that. I have better results in other interior shots. More to come!
Also, cool story: Leo sat back to back with Sook Yin Lee, that’s her on the bottom left corner.
Canon AE-1 | Fuji Pro 800z, pushed +1
Also, if you’re wondering, I got this film developed and scanned at Toronto Image Works.
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October 15, 2012
Olive & Gourmando is always busy. It’s going to get even busier now that it’s been listed in Maclean’s controversial 50 best restaurants in Canada. We went there last summer for breakfast and found ourselves back again for the pastries after needing an escape from the heat. Iced coffee, a lemonade (or was it sweet iced tea?), an oddly shaped almond croissant, and the perfect chocolate chip cookie (thin, crisp, moist and slightly chewy).
Pictures from last year’s visit are here.
September 12, 2012
We didn’t go to Montreal in search of Russian doughnuts, but that’s exactly what we found on a weekend dedicated to joie de vivre in the City of Saints. Chez Boris is a newly opened café that specializes in freshly made Ponchiki and beignwiches (donut sandwiches) in both savoury and ice cream versions. At home between the Plateau Mont-Royal and Outremont neighbourhoods, the roomy windowed space is adorned with an easy mix of bohemian and proletarian frills. Communal tables, a used books and boardgames library, plenty of mismatched wooden chairs and free wifi all make for very inviting visits – as if the smell of piping hot doughnuts and coffee weren’t enough. The doughnuts come in a changing array of flavours and the aforementioned ice cream sandwiches are served with good old Chapman’s. We went with pumpkin spice and sugar doughnuts, our ice cream beignwich came with a warm strawberry compote. Best of all, Boris’ doughnuts are made to order and go for a mere 75 cents!
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August 11, 2011
3990 St Urbain St | Website