PHOTO SERIES : 35mm on a Euro-trip

written by Carolyn Chon October 28, 2014

I wonder if all photographers and photography enthusiast all face the same dilemma when they go for a big travel trip. Four years ago, I was bound for a six weeks Euro-trip and came face-to-face with that very dilemma : Which camera and what lenses to bring?

Well, I ended up bringing I think four cameras. I know, super kiasu, but I brought them with the thought of I’d rather suffer the inconvenience than to regret not having it with me. I brought a DSLR, a 35mm film camera, a medium format and the Fuji instax. Crazy eh? Definitely no regrets there, though right now, I’d like to think of myself as a matured traveler who isn’t as kiasu as before so I try to carry a maximum of 2 cameras : one digital and one film. Basically, I’ve become the Sean Penn character in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, where I enjoy and take in the moment first before I take a shot, sometimes I just shoot with my phone.

With all that said, I’d just like to share some shots I took with the 35mm camera, nothing fancy, but just honest point and shoot stuff.

Arrived in Paris but got out immediately to München. Guten tag!

Arrived in Paris but got out immediately to München. Guten tag!

A nun probably taking a morning walk to Church.

A nun probably taking a morning walk to Church.

Bumped into a Malaysian randomly on the streets of Salzburg, Austria and hung out.

Bumped into a Malaysian randomly on the streets of Salzburg, Austria and hung out.

Horsies outside the Salzburd Cathedral.

Horsies outside the Salzburg Cathedral.

Don't remember why this waiter was so happy when I took this shot of him.

Don’t remember why this waiter was so happy when I took this shot of him.

Next stop was Budapest.

Next stop was Budapest.

Think this was taken in the Pest side of Budapest.

Think this was taken in the Pest side of Budapest.

Fruit shopping in Budapest.

Fruit shopping in Budapest.

Practicing my stalking skills.

Practicing my stalking skills.

Dropped by a camera shop that sold MANY, MANY legit old school film cameras in Budapest.

Dropped by a camera shop that sold MANY, MANY legit old school film cameras in Budapest.

Next up was Oslo. Here's a small time, neighbourhood flea market.

Next up was Oslo. Here’s a small time, neighbourhood flea market.

Ended up purchasing many dolls throughout this Euro-trip.

Ended up purchasing many dolls throughout this Euro-trip.

Fresh Lavenders for sale.

Fresh Lavenders for sale.

Yes, everything is expensive in Norway!

Yes, everything is expensive in Norway!

What's a summer scene without a crowd on the beach in Europe?

What’s a summer scene without a crowd on the beach in Europe?

Breakfast in Amsterdam with my significant other.

Breakfast in Amsterdam with my significant other.

Brunch in Berlin with friends we made when we were in Salzburg.

Brunch in Berlin with friends we made when we were in Salzburg.

Back in Paris before we left for home.

Back in Paris before we left for home.

Our gracious host.

Our gracious host.

His place has a nice view.

His place has a nice, typical Parisian street view.

Marketing in Bastille.

Marketing in Bastille.

Somehow the market was filled with old people.

Somehow the market was filled with old people.

The flea market bit.

The flea market bit. I know, it looks like a counseling session going on.

People watchers.

People watchers.

I think this was taken from Sacré-Cœur. I THINK.

I think this was taken from Sacré-Cœur. I THINK.

Hello, I.M. Pei work of art.

Hello, I.M. Pei work of art.

Look away if you have Ornithophobia, yes fear of birds.

Look away if you have Ornithophobia, yes fear of birds.

Rooftops of Paris.

Rooftops of Paris.

Till’ the next photo essay!

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