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Wintery Scene

December 28, 2007 - Wintery Scene
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Camera: Universal Meteor. Elgin and Sparks, Ottawa, ON.

Another camera makes its debut on Urban Nation today. This was shot with a Universal Camera Company Meteor. The Meteor takes 620 format film. It's essentially the same size as 120, but on a narrower spool. What this means is having to trim the heads of a 120 spool until they are just right. Sometimes a laborious task, but worth it.

The scene in front of us is of the Cenotaph, which is dedicated to the fallen Canadian soldiers of the Boer War, World Wars One and Two, and Korea. In the background is the Chateau Laurier, one of the infamous Canadian Pacific Railway Hotels from the turn of the 20th Century.