Good Friday was busy for me this year. With the good weather, the Ontario Cycling Association had their inaugural race for the season: the Good Friday Road Race in the Ancaster Fairgrounds. And there was also the Good Friday Procession in Little Italy in Toronto. I attended both. The cycling race started at 8:30 in the morning. An album of those images is available on Facebook here: Good Friday Road Race on Facebook
After the race, I raced myself to Toronto from Hamilton. Unfortunately I missed the podiums as well as some races of other friends. On the other hand I did make it to Toronto and unlike last year, the weather was fantastic and most of the preparations for the procession happened outside.
I took photos with both my Leica M6 shooting Efke 100 and Rollei Retro 400s film and with my Leica M. I used the 28mm Elmarit and 35mm and 75mm Summicrons. The black and white images were on film and the color images are digital.
This was my first experience shooting Efke. I found it to be a great general purpose film and developed it in HC110 together with a roll of the very different Rollei Retro 400s. Efke is no longer manufactured, but I did buy ten expired rolls for a great price on eBay. The Rollei Retro 400s is a film I used before and it’s great in cloudy, low contrast conditions, but it’s inherent contrast makes it harsh under bright sun.
Overall, Good Friday was a good Friday photographically. The images are a nice record, but I thought none of them were particularly impactful. Alas, not every image is going to be a decisive moment.