A Photo Stroll with the Rolli

I was recently given a cool old Rolleiflex f3.5 as a gift. So with old but new to me camera in hand, two rolls of 120 B&W film and two rolls of 120 color film, I was off to take some pictures. All these pictures are scans of the negative, I have no absolutely no editing on them.

The first roll used was color at Dublin's Phoenix Park. And my first picture turned out to be an accidental double exposure. It's not the easiest camera to figure out how to use from scratch.


Rolleiflex f3.5
Unintentional double exposure. 

Rolleiflex f3.5
Pose for me and look like you are thinking about something. 

Rolleiflex f3.5
you got food?

Rolleiflex f3.5
Damn this Irish sun in my eyes. 



From the park to the next day I met up with some friends at Tower Bay Beach, Portrane. At the beach I shot the last role of color and two rolls of black and white.
Rolleiflex f3.5
Nice framing

Rolleiflex f3.5

Rolleiflex f3.5

Rolleiflex f3.5
Visitors didn't seem to concerned about the closed footpath,
even helping their children around it. 

Rolleiflex f3.5

Rolleiflex f3.5
Deep Thoughts?

Rolleiflex f3.5
One of the guys doing some slower shutter shots. 
Rolleiflex f3.5
Great framing at a cave

Rolleiflex f3.5
He looked up just as I took the picture. 
I have to be honest, I'm very impressed with how these turned out. The cave ones I didn't think would turn out at all and a Rolleiflex isn't the easiest camera to use. Everything was done hand held or balance on my leg while kneeling, I didn't use a tripod for any of these shots and relied on my handheld light meter for exposure settings.