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I will start by apologising for my absence.
My internet is pretty much the same as this brush, in fact the brush looks in better condition.
It's actually like the comedian Norman Collier when I was a kid, he used to pretend his mic oph ne wa rok n. I now have tears rolling down my face because I went to check his name before writing it, as you do, it's an age thing I think having to check names, I have to boot up my computer some days just to check my own. Anyway, I ended up watching a video of him on stage from around the seventies, he still makes me laugh.
Right I am fully composed, well nearly at least.
As you may guess I am still having fun with the broadband, or should we say elastic band the amunt that my provider has stretched the truth. I am just waiting for "Boing" sound at the other end of the phone when talking tothem, either that or a jingling coming from my right leg as it has bells on it.

Gill is off to London for a couple of days as of Sunday, I am dropping her off at York train station. She couldn't get a train from Durham early enough to get her into the capital in enough time for her and the daughter in law to be "Lisa" to make it to the theatre for the show which they are going to see. "The Lion King", I have seen it, fantastic, highly recommended although the seating in the theatre is of the old wooden stall variety and after an hour they begin to become rather uncomfortable, alright then, bloomin' agony, was I glad for the interval. Still amazing though and I would go and see it again in a heartbeat.
Where was I, oh yes, Gill is off to London, drop off York. Well you see, it's a very early train, 7am from York so we will have to leave early to ensure they are there in plenty of time, of course it doesn't help that the clocks go forward, back left or right on the Saturday night.
The good news is that once I have dropped them off and seen them safely on the train, me and my cameras which will be in the boot of the car, the cameras will be in the boot, not me you understand, that would be a bit stupid as who would drive the car. Nikons are good, but not that good and I wouldn't want the Bronica to drive, after every turn it would have to stop so it could wind on a frame, totally impractical. I'll drive.
Forgot where I was again, oh yes I will be heading for the coast and taking a leisurely drive up country through all the coastal towns, snapping as we go. Then over the Yorkshire Moors hopefully into the evening and so I can capture stars and finally home. What a treat, I can't wait.

I hope you like this one, it is one from the archives of 2009 and when I was doing my degree.

Any comments as always are welcome.

Tags: General Wooden Brush Broken Floor Broom Sweep

Voters: edwood, nonur, mrswoolybill and 19 more

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edwood 10 3 Scotland
23 Mar 2012 4:50PM
Great shot.

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 Mar 2012 4:56PM
Different and I like it!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2012 5:14PM
I like the way you composed this. It's my sort of shot but I might have some difficulty in getting up again afterwards.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2012 5:20PM
I also like the composition.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Mar 2012 5:20PM
Another wonderful tale, Andy, almost as good as the image Wink. Will be waiting in anticipation to see some images of the wonderful Yorkshire Dales, don't leave it until it's pitch black and I can't see a thing Grin Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2012 6:38PM
great subject and of course love the intro - good detail here
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2012 7:20PM
Excellent image: just to remind us that even items of no beauty whatever can be viewed in an artistic light.

I wish you well with your early-morning drive. I love the North Yorkshire Moors but these days I always seem to be driving through or past them, never stopping. One day, one day, however . . .

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Mar 2012 7:47PM
I remember Norman Collier well Andy.
He has been imitated many times with his ''mike'' act,
but nobody can pull it of quite like him !!
Good shot,and it reminds me of Trigger on Only Fools and Horses,when he said he had the same brush for 20 years.
And in that time he only changed the handle 10 times,and the brush head 6 times !!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Mar 2012 8:18PM
I like to see these old broken and abandoned objects. Nicely composed.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2012 10:14PM
Brilliant shot, great pov and composition, I love the write up too, have a great time on your early morning drive Smile

23 Mar 2012 11:20PM
This shot has brushed me away excellent shot
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 10:59AM
A great shots, that will not be brushed aside. Keep firing away, and keep producing these excellent images.

Regards Nathan
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 12:41PM
Great composition - love your story telling! Smile Enjoy your freedom to photograph whatever you want... Wonderful!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 4:42PM
After all your blether I'm speachless... what's left to say??? I hope you had a great day and got lots of lovely pictures. Smile
This is a very good one, most of us wouldn't even give a broken brush a second glance. You did - and you did well!
24 Mar 2012 6:40PM
Great composition,love your write upSmile..Lin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
25 Mar 2012 12:05PM
Beautiful Andy, and that vignette works well.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
6 Apr 2012 12:08PM
There is photographic opportunities all around us as this proves. - gary
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2012 3:16PM
Great shot,Andy..original ! I love your stories haven't changed one bit in the year I have been away ! Grin

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