Through the Viewfinder
And What Alice Found There
A few months ago I visited Paris for my 21st birthday (read the post here) but this week I only just got round to developing a roll of film I took with me! As you might know, if you've read some of my previous blog posts, I love shooting on film - the whole process is more exciting than digital and you really have to think carefully about how to frame your shots etc. as you can't just delete it and take the shot again if it's wrong!
I knew I wanted to take one of my film cameras with me as soon as the trip was booked, but the question was which one should I take? After much deliberation, I decided on my Agfa Optima Flash. It's small, light, and easy to use, and being perfectly sized to fit in a handbag or pocket it seemed like the best option. I chose to load the camera with a roll of Ilford black and white film as I wanted to capture the city in a vintage sort of style so I had some variety between these shots and any photos I took on my digital Canon EOS (which I also took with me).
So with my bags packed and my camera loaded, we set off to the City of Lights & Love! Here are some of my favourite film shots from the trip...
A beautiful afternoon in les Jardins du Trocadero
Le Musee de Louvre (top) & Le Sacre Coeur (bottom)
View of Paris from the Tour de Montparnasse
Pretty streets of Paris
Le Tour d'Eiffel