Victims of Covid19

by Abigail Gossage December. 16, 2020 668 views

The cost of Covid 19 is not always to the human body but also to many small businesses. There are many empty shops in my neighbourhood and more business failures to come.

It was a very grey day today and I certainly was not feeling photographically inspired so I decided to dig out my vintage Russian 58mm lens and see what we could see. We headed over to the Bytowne Cinema which has provided an eclectic mix of movies for Ottawa audiences since 1988 and is now closing in two weeks, another victim of the pandemic.

After that we went by Trudel Hardware, a fixture in the Market for many years; it will be closing next week, leaving a large residential area without a hardware store.

Along the way we spotted some of the construction on a number of new highrise condo buildings, not sure how they are going to fill them.

Vintage lens, vintage theatre...

This used to be a pretty passthrough from Rideau Street to George Street but about three years ago the city decided there were too many homeless hanging about and locked the gates. Now look at it!

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Jeanne Laux 6 months, 1 week ago

Oh you've dampened my spirits!  ByTowne the centre of cinema life (let's hope some locals bravely buy, restart it.)

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Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

Same here bussiness is hit hard. And the end is not in sight. The Helios did a nice job. Looks you have a good copy

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

Still having trouble with the focus but when it works it is great.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Abigail Gossage 6 months, 1 week ago

Do you use focuspeaking in your Fuji? Than it is quite easy

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

Yes, but when I use this lens it does not show up very well.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Abigail Gossage 6 months, 1 week ago

Try focussing with the aperture open and than set the aperture you need. That is the way many old cameras work

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

I will try that, thanks

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