A day of seduction?


f5inwaterThis is the saucy minx of an F5 that I use to take most of my photographs with, coupled with the sexy little prime of a 28 mm lens. Add a roll of Agfa APX to caress the back of the focal plane shutter and I’m in for a sensual day of picture making.

With camera in hand I stroll out gateinshadeinto a bright day with a gentle heat, fanned by a breeze that shifts the leaves on the trees. Now looking at the image in the view finder that is alive with dancing shadows I wait with finger poised touching the trigger in growing anticipation, waiting, waiting for the right breath of wind to push the shadows into place to complete the composition the eye so lusts for.

Click! anticipation spent, I turn away moving to the next flirtatious view to hookonwallseduce my eye and so the day is flirted away click by click. Before I know where I am an entrancing morning has been teased away.

Not quite what I had in mind when I started writing this cheeky post but it does sex up the thought process behind the taking of each image made. A bit of fun at my expense. Believe it or not there was such a day and the pictures that illustrate this post are the results. A full days exposure and legal too!

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A wind up?


boglidWe receive lots of enquires every week. Some turn into jobs while others are looking for information. We treat all contacts with customers the same. We listen to what they have to say and direct them accordingly. Even those calls that sound like a wind up!

Earlier in the year we had a phone call from a man that wanted a toilet seat repaired – Yes that’s right – toilet seat, and yes I thought it was a wind up. Even so, I listened to what he had to say. I got the impression that as he was relating what had happened, he suddenly realised that what he was asking was a strangely funny request. His voice changed, it now had some amusement in it. The conversation between us then turned in to a bit of a joke. Even so it was a genuine enquiry for a repair.

I had to admit that it was not a repair we did on a regular basis and if he was serious about it, then he would need to bring it along for us to look at. He was as good as his word. A couple of weeks later he turned up.

We talked and joked about the phone call while we looked at and tested to see if it was a thermoplastic. It proved to be otherwise, in fact we do not believe it was a plastic at all but some kind of stone composite.

boglid2He pressed us to repair it. It was not a job that we really wanted to get involved with. But agreed in the end to have a go with a two pack urethane. I assured him that we would not put it on the shelf and forget about it, but he would need to allow a couple of weeks so we could plan how we would repair it and once planned carry it out.

I had the impression when he left us that he didn’t believe that we would be in-touch in a couple of weeks. To his surprise we called two weeks later and to our surprise he was very pleased with the result.