Flowers on Film

August 29, 2019

I recently got back loads of 35mm film I shot over the summer on my vintage Olympus Mju-ii. Not surprisingly, most were pictures of flowers. Nothing is more satisfying to capture than the beauty of Mother Nature. I still have a ton to learn about film photography, but I appreciate that you can simply point and shoot with this camera and still get decent results. These were all shot on Kodak Porta 400 and 160.

To see more of my film photos with this camera check out Noe Valley, San Francisco on Film 

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveller’s dower;
A thousand passers-by
Its beauties may espy,
May win a touch of blessing
From Nature’s mild caressing.
The sad of heart perceives
A violet under leaves
Like sonic fresh-budding hope;
The primrose on the slope
A spot of sunshine dwells,
And cheerful message tells
Of kind renewing power;
The nodding bluebell’s dye
Is drawn from happy sky.
Then spare the wayside flower!
It is the traveller’s dower.

—Wayside Flowers by William Allingham