There is a certain romantic feeling connected to the sea and the ships that sail upon it. While today the ships that cover the ocean are high-tech cities there are a few that still roam the world’s waterways that harken back to the era of sail. And this past Canada Day long weekend several of them arrived in Toronto, so naturally, Heather and I made a date and went to see them.
While there were two ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Kingston and HMCS it was the sailing vessels that we went to see. While ships like the War of 1812 era schooner, Pride of Baltimore II was a familiar sight to me, it was El Galeón a full scale replica of a 1565 Spanish Gallion that once sailed from Spain to Florida and Draken Harald Hårfagre the most exacting replica of a Viking ship similar to the ones that sailed to North America nearly a thousand years ago.
I was hoping to show Heather the US Brig Niagara, but sadly she was not part of the festival. It was the perfect day to wander along a part of the city that we don’t often frequent and gave plenty of photo fodder for the project. I also dragged along my Nikon F5 and the obnoxiously wide 14-24mm f/2.8 lens and some Kodak TMax 100 rated at ASA-32. Fair weather fellow 52-Rollers!
Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Distagon 50mm 1:4 – Rollei RPX 100 @ ASA-100
Kodak Xtol (Stock) 8:00 @ 20C
Meter: None (Sunny-16)
Scanner: Epson V700
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC (2015)