In which random photos of things get shown

Sunny stairs

These are the last photos of the Black and White Ilford roll that I had in my Olympus Trip. I tend to carry at least one camera with me, so at times I have random photos of things I spotted. These are the ‘things I see’ photos of that film roll. Most of them are taken at the train stations I frequent as a commuter.



Lady waiting


Moving train

For more photos check my Flickr account.

It’s my birthday today!

And last friday I celebrated by having some friends over for a party, which turned out to be pretty epic. During my party while I was busy having fun with all my friends, some of them decided to go around and hide all of my Lord of the Rings lego characters and some of the Harry Potter lego characters. The next day, while battling a hangover I had the enjoyable task of finding them again.

After coming home that night (we went dancing) I found Shelob on my pillow.

This ringwraight fell down from somewhere, this is how I found him.

Found a cavetroll lurking in the shower near an unsuspecting Frodo.

Gimli, Harry and the second ringwraith were hanging out on the same bookcase.
(Of course the wraith would feel at home with the weeping angel.)

Balin got chased out of his tomb by an orc and moved into a teapot, a loose skull likes Calvin & Hobbes and Gollum shows a surprising interest in clothing.

Legolas was hiding in the fridge for a surprise arrow attack (or to guard the beer?). And one Frodo just really wanted some tea while the other was hanging out on my easel. “I want you to paint me like one of your French girls.”

Aragorn, Gandalf and Boromir preferred high vantage points.

Support beams and in my bookcase are good places to hide.

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Two hobbits and a half-giant. #findallthelego

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Two Hobbits and a Half-Giant.

On my way out the next day I found my last missing hobbit. Merry was guarding my door.

I needed a hint for this one. “Look toward the light!” Acrobatic skeleton.

Now the only one that is still missing is Fenrir Greyback, a Harry Potter bad guy. My friends don’t seem to remember where they put him, and I might have lost him myself and only noticed now, but just in case, I put up this poster in my apartment:

Olympus Trip

The promised results of my first Olympus Trip roll! I’m really happy with the photos and with how easy it is to use the Trip. I was looking around a thrift-shop in Utrecht because I just wanted to see what kind of old camera’s they had and for which prices. I was most interested in the Olympus Trip because it was a 35 mm and I could easily tell how it worked and what was what (aperture, focus, that sort of thing). I had not heard of this camera before, and I wanted to know if the pricetag was normal, so I got out my phone and googled it (I love living in the future). Turns out, the Olympus Trip is a much loved camera that wasn’t rare and therefore perfect for what I wanted. (I’m not a collector, I want to use my cameras.) The price seemed to fit with what they usually cost, and I even found some intructions on how to quickly test whether the light-meter was still working (it was) so I knew that it was okay before I bought it.

Shadow Cyclists


I love that the Olympus Trip has its own light-meter, it is the one thing that still causes trouble with me and my Diana (though less so now than in the beginning, and it’s not really a problem with my Holga either). And because it’s got a f2.8 lens a lot of light can get in. I can choose the aperture or let the camera do it automatically, and the shutterspeed is always decided by the camera. The focus is not automatic, I have to choose a setting (1m, 1.5m, 3m or 5m and further). Unlike my toy cameras there is no option for double exposure (once the shutterbutton is pressed it will refuse to go again unless the film winding wheel is turned) nor a b-setting for long shutterspeeds.


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