Olympus (Camping) Trip

by Hannahspeltbackwards

Ahh camping! That picture is from my favourite camping spot, and is making me long for another trip. Luckily, I’ve managed to chase the summer by moving to Canada and it will soon be appropriate weather for such trips again.

But this is about a rediscovered, old camera that was a hand-me-down from my father. I recall being allowed to take it to school camp in grade six, and it still has the now-weathered masking tape with my name written on it in Mum’s handwriting. When I started getting into film photography again, thanks mostly to lomography, I never considered that we might have a point and shoot in the family that could be worth using. (My sister has already snagged the SLR – her pictures are fantastic, take a look.) I found this Olympus Trip 35, at the bottom of an old box and I showed it to my sister, thinking she might want it. She told me that she had already bought one from Ebay – and that she had been keeping an eye out for one to buy me as a gift, that’s how good it is! So, I was really looking forward to seeing what it could do. Here are some of the first pictures I’ve taken with it, during camping trips back home, shot with 100 ISO slide film. I seem to have a thing for this recurring camping chair off-centre composition!

My mate’s kid at the Hume Weir. Gotta love the ‘tude in her expression!

And a couple of shots in the Otways over New Year’s. The way the filtered rays of light were captured was a lovely discovery.