Back then, in my modestly packed suitcase, I took 4 different cameras, 3 of those were 35mm beauties and I snuck in several rolls of film for good measure. You see I was expecting to be shooting every day in the glorious sunshine, but 5 minutes into the holiday I’d forgotten all about my love of film photography and remembered my worship for that burning ball in the sky.
Can you blame me? I think not.
I did eventually take a few photos on our little Yaschica T5 and forgot all about the film once I’d put it in to be developed. When I eventually picked up the film a few months later, I’m pretty happy with the few shots that I got.
Lanakai Beach (above) is listed as one of the top ten beaches in the world and as you can see from the pictures it really does live up to all the hype. White sand, azure blue sea and the occasional seal popping up to say what’s up. The top photograph of the beach, bikes and Nilesh is my favourite of the trip, I can’t quite believe I took it!
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (below) is a world famous snorkelling spot on Oahu. Every visitor has to pay to enter then you watch a short movie about the bay, the protection of the coral and how to snorkel safely.
We rented snorkel gear from the beach and spent a few hours dipping in and out of the ocean, trying to spot turtles and checking out the colourful fish.
I hope it gives you a little insight into how beautiful Hawaii can be, especially when captured with grainy expired film.
All photos taken on the Yaschica T5 (Available to buy on Ebay) using an expired roll of Agfa Presica slide film. Check out some more of my colourful Presica snaps here.