Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada andVeteran’s Day in the US. It’s a day to pay honour to those who served to protect us, and those who are currently serving. I spent the morning at the local theatre where the Clarke Theatre where the parade was taking place, and then headed out to the Cenotaph at the local Legion Hall.
I wanted to take some photos, nice and simple, so I left the multiple zoom lenses behind and took just the Helios 44-2 (buy it here), a lovely old all-manual Russian lens with some great swirly bokeh. It’s maximum aperture is f/2.0, which is where I kept it most of the time. I processed the images in MacPhun’s Tonality black and white software. Normally I’m a big fan of Silver FX Pro from Nik (now owned by Google), but I’ve had Tonality as part of the MacPhun Creative Kit for a while but honestly haven’t used it much, so I figured I should give it a chance to figure the software out. I wanted the images to get a slightly somber but unified black and white toning.
Overall I’m pretty happy with the selection I got. I wasn’t in full photo mode, but I am glad I caught a few half decent shots of the celebration this year. Hope you enjoy them.