A Day on Pelee Island

October 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Yashica Mat, Ilford FP4, 1/500 @ f/5

Last month I spent a few days in Essex County, and this trip included my first visit to Pelee Island!  It was a great trip, and I really enjoyed the island!  On top of seeing my lifer Fox Snake, and my first Fox Squirrels for Canada, the island offered excellent photo opportunities!

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I brought my Leica M3 and a borrowed Yashica Mat as my primary cameras, with my Canon 5D as a digital backup.  Unfortunately, due to the ferry schedule I was only able to spend around three and a half hours on the island, but that was long enough for me to start planning a possible return trip next year!

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/11

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/11

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/11

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/11

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/5.6

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/11

I was surprised to watch this female Blackburnian Warbler land on the ferry while we were in the middle of the lake.  It moved around the top of the boat, gleaning insects until we arrived at the island, where it took off again!

"caption"  Yashica Mat, Ilford FP4, 1/500 @ f/8

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/11

Yashica Mat, Ilford FP4, 1/500 @ f/11

Yashica Mat, Ilford FP4, 1/100 @ f/5.6

Yashica Mat, Ilford FP4, 1/500 @ f/8

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/500 @ f/4

Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/8


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