Mason in the Yard
Mason in the Yard
Robyn & Christopher LeBlanc Wedding
Fox Creek Golf Club
Dieppe, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick
I am doing a little project while I have to social distance. I photographed people from my property & around my neighbourhood respecting the Local Social Distance Rules. I wanted to try something different. Using Film not Digital and developing the images myself.
I purchased the chemicals and developing tank from a local Camera Store. Ivan’s Camera, Moncton New Brunswick, Canada
I am using old film that has been taking up space in my freezer. I have about thirty rolls of Kodak Black & White Film all cold stored in a freezer, since purchasing, all expired for over ten plus years.
Kodak Tri-X Pan 400 Expired 01/2004
Kodak Plus-X Pan 125 Expired 02/2004
Kodak Technical Pan 25 Expired 06/2003
Kodak T-Max 100 Expired 10/2007
Kodak T-Max 400 Expired 01/2006
Kodak T-Max 3200 Expired 03/2010
Nikon: F3, FE, FA, FE2, FM2
All Development times from the The Massive Development Chart
Yes I could have taken the images with one of my digital cameras, and achieved better results quicker, but with all this time on my hands, it is fun to see what will happen with the old film. I am enjoying the experience of learning to develop Black & White film. I will purchase new film once the expired rolls have been used, I am sure new film will give much better results. I hope you enjoy my Expired Film Project. Stay Safe, take care.
The images posted are from my first roll of Tri-X Pan 400 Expired 01/2004. Images captured 04/2020. Shoot with a Pentax K1000 Images shoot at box speed and developed per normal recommend times. I will experiment with different ISO’s and development times to see the results.
First Roll Results.
The grain is very pronounced, the images are showing their age, but overall, I was pleased to see that the film was still able to capture an image.
I will post more from the other rolls in time to see which rolls have held up better over time. I will select a few images from each roll to post.
The images posted are from my second roll of T-MAX 100 Expired 10/2007. Images captured 04/2020. Shoot with a Nikon F3 Images shoot at box speed and developed per normal recommend times. I will experiment with different ISO’s and development times to see the results.
Second Roll Results.
The grain is still very pronounced, the images are showing their age, but overall, I was pleased to see that the film was still able to capture an image. I feel the T-MAX 100 has performed better.
The images posted are from my second roll of Kodak Plus-X Pan 125 Expired 02/2004. Images captured 04/2020. Shoot with a Nikon FE2 Images shoot at box speed and developed per normal recommend times. I will experiment with different ISO’s and development times to see the results.
Third Roll Results.
The grain is still very pronounced, the images are showing their age, but overall, I was pleased to see that the film was still able to capture an image. I feel the T-MAX 100 has performed the best so far, the Plus-X Pan 125 was not consistent and the film had what appeared to to dust in the emulsion of the film but only part of the roll. white spots can be seen on the images. This might have been something that I did when the roll was developed.
MOSAÏQ MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL ~ PLANS UNDERWAY
For the 14th year in a row, downtown Moncton will be filled with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the world, thanks to the region’s largest celebration of international culture, the Mosaïq Multicultural Festival! With two days packed of activities for all, you should mark your calendars for July 20th and 21st!
Over the years it has been a pleasure to see the festival grow from being held on a street, to the corner of a park, and then to the front of Moncton City Hall. However, with more and more people from around the world choosing to call Greater Moncton home, we outgrew even that space. Now, for the 2nd year in a row, Moncton’s Riverfront Park will be our festival venue. “The Riverfront Park proved to be a wonderful venue to bring together all the cultures we have, weave the communities together, and create a place where locals and newcomers alike can learn about the diversity in the region, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun,” says Chantal Poirier, MAGMA’s Executive Director.
For many newcomers, Mosaïq is one of the main avenues to stay connected to their roots, as well as experience and share their own culture with their new neighbours. “It’s amazing to see how much the cultural associations can offer to help organize such a colourful and exciting Festival,” says event Chair, Camelia Radu. “Many people don’t realize how diverse the city is, and how vibrant the cultural scene is here. Mosaïq is an amazing opportunity for Moncton to promote itself as a cosmopolitan destination in the Maritimes – something that is very attractive to new immigrants and Canadians looking for more variety, innovation, and excitement.”
Year after year, the Festival provides a stage for world-class acts from across the globe. Last year, the festival organizers had the privilege of attending a world music showcase hosted in Montreal. Through this initiative, they had the opportunity to hand pick some high caliber performers who were eager to make their first appearance in Moncton, and it shows in the accolades the artists have gone on to receive. Festival headlinersThe Jerry Cans received two Juno nominations for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year’ and ‘Contemporary Roots Album of the Year’ for their album, Inuusiq, and fellow headliners, Kobo Town, recently won ‘World Music Album of the Year,’ narrowly beating out fellow Mosaïq performer Beny Esguerra and New Tradition.
With such past successes under out belt, we’re thrilled by level of talent the Festival is once again bringing to town this year. Music lovers looking for original offerings and energetic performances, rejoice with the following lineup:
We are very excited to announce that this year’s headliners are Exco Levi and Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra. Exco Levi holds the best winning percentage in Canada’s JUNO Awards. He has been nominated the 6 times he submitted and has won 5 times. The Toronto Star recently billed him as “local reggae king,” and his ability to deliver uplifting messages wrapped in engaging melodic compositions thanks to a mix of poetry and sound certainly makes this true. He is one of Reggae’s most attractive voices and we are thrilled to have him perform at our festival for the first time ever.
Back by popular demand, the 15-member troupe Gyspy Kumbia Orchestra will be playing at Mosaïq once again after a 4-year span. Their original flavour invites audiences to experience movement, freedom, and wonder. Their euphoric energy and creative bounty is exhilarating on stage, as they mix dance and music from Colombia and Eastern Europe for a musical, visual, and sensory experience. We can hardly wait to watch them perform once again!
In its 14th year, the Mosaïq Festival’s International stage will be showcasing many new sounds during these not-to-be missed performances: Flávia Nascimento learned at the knee of her singer/guitarist father, and over the years has transformed herself into a luminous and versatile artist as she blends her Brazilian roots and with
the sounds of her new home in Quebec. With her love for circus experiences, street parties, popular events, and festivals, she is sure to bring a burst of energy to our stage this summer! With their angry accordions, frantic drums, pelvis-shaking bass and bacon-cheeseburger guitar; Hey, Wow defies description. Come and see why awards such as the Trille-Or for Best Show are just some of the accolades they’ve garnered so far. Their dynamic stage show and music will keep people dancing into the wee hours, singing songs everyone can relate to.Fränder is a Swedish-Estonian folk group that blends traditional music from their respective countries and uses it as a springboard for creating a captivating experience. The four family members create harmonies and inventive arrangements to produce a musical landscape focusing on stories filled with warmth, charm, and love of adventure. The Simba Zambezi Troupe will bring a new twist to the festival this year. They are a group of Kenyan acrobats whose astonishing agility has them literally flying across the stage as they tumble, bounce, and spin in dizzying displays of acrobatics. A new event not to be missed! Originally from the Central African Republic, Laetitia Zonzambé’s music combines traditional songs from Central Africa with elements of Soul, Pop and R’nB influences. “Sanza” designates a cloth made of different pieces of colorful pagnes and symbolizes her artistic approach. Djazia takes from her heritage and her childhood in Algiers to create warm and flavourful pop music. Her melodies are comprised of a mix of 1950s Chaabi with the tribal rhythms of bendirs, as well as elegant melodies from a banjo or a mandole, with deep bass and energetic analog keyboards.
Every year has a packed roster of the best of local and international performers, and this year is no exception. “We’re thrilled to continue bringing exceptional talent year after year to bring new energy into the Festival,” says Sara Robinson, President of HOST Event Management. “As the festival has grown there are more and more musicians and dancers lining up to take part – having a hard time deciding between which artists to invite is a good problem to have!” Today’s press conference outlines the schedule, and a full roster of this year’s performers and bios for the lead artists are attached.
“The amount of children we have taking part has just grown exponentially, and our new venue is ideal for that,” adds Poirier. “The Kids’ Pavilion is packed with children from local daycares and day camps creating crafts from around the world, learning new languages, and making new friends, and the Youth Olympïqs gets them out and moving as they take part in internationally-themed sports and various games. It’s a wonderful event that the whole family can enjoy!”
The pavilions, also known as the Festival’s World Village, will also contain a dizzying array of artisan vendors, multicultural exhibits and of course a mouth-watering variety of international foods.
For more information or for an interview, please contact Fred Hryszyn, Media & Events Coordinator at MAGMA for the Mosaïq Multicultural Festival (Frederick.firstname.lastname@example.org or 506.229-9052).
Cst. Francis Deschenes
Moncton, New Brunswick
A few images from their first practice
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May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. It also provides an opportunity for Canadians across the country to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage to the growth and prosperity of Canada.
Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically in innumerable ways. Asian Heritage Month is an ideal occasion for all to celebrate the beauty and wisdom of various Asian cultures.
© Stephen R. Conrad 2021
Images taken with Nikon D800 Nikkor 28-70 Afs 2.8
The Transplant Trots are independently run not for profit
running & walking events held across Canada.
Each Transplant Trot is organized by a group of local volunteers
on behalf of the Canadian Transplant Association.
Images Taken With Nikon D700 & D800
Moncton, New Brunswick
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The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.
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© Stephen R. Conrad 2021
Many photographers are timid about photographing “strangers” on the street
which keeps them from even trying.
Street photography is all about telling a story in a single frame
and that’s a beautiful thing. Give it a try you will enjoy it.