Oly35RC Photowalks: London & Windsor

I’ve been shooting a lot more film lately. For no other reason than the gratification I get from shooting with my old film cameras. It’s not that I think the quality of pictures will be better, I just simply have fun looking through those old viewfinders and hearing the click of an analog camera when I press the shutter. It makes me want to go out and shoot. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. I never know for sure if what I thought I captured is actually gonna translate like I want. Take my Olympus 35RC for example, it’s a tiny rangefinder camera from the 1970’s that I purchased on eBay several years ago for a whopping $26 and is easily my favorite film camera (thats saying a lot since I also have the Olympus OM1 and OM2).

I recently traveled to Europe and I dexided to bring two digital cameras and one film camera with me. The Oly 35RC made the cut. In the next week or so I’ll be sharing more photographs from this trip as well more memories captured with this camera. That being said, today i will be showing you some pictures from the only day I spent in London. My girlfriend and I had gone to London early in the morning because she had an appointment at the American Embassy. I wasn’t allowed in so I took off for a two hour photowalk. It was raining but I didn’t care. I was excited to be in anew place and see new things. Here are the Photographs I captured on film. At a later date I’ll add the ones I captured digitally as well. For now I hope you enjoy.

oh and did I mention that I didn’t have a light meter with me? I had to guess every exposure so thus the difference in contrast in the scans.