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What they call a bike shop in Yorkshire

By Ericsamson
Whilst in Sheffield earlier in the week Matron forced me to go into a well known camera shop; one simply doesn’t resist when she’s in that ‘Great Aunt Agatha’ frame of mind. Well I obliged (for the sake of peace and quiet) and pottered off to the used camera department. Lurking amongst the wealth of treasures was a rather nice little Olympus OM1 and it spoke to me - quite loudly and insistently. (I told you that Matron’s Medicated Ovaltine is potent stuff.) Dear reader, I weakened and, for a very reasonable financial consideration, made it mine. This is one of the test shots and I thought it had Silly Sunday potential. Those familiar with ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’ will recognise Barry Crier’s fondness for Yorkshire dialect definitions in the Uxbridge English Dictionary.* Mrs Trellis of North Wales gets rather possessive about anything ISIHAC related so insisted on signing it.
(Back in Sheffield at the end of the week - went into camera shop to hand in film for processing - weakened again - more on that story later. Blush ... Wink )

The version entitled '*!@%!*!' clearly has no relation to the lead and is a shameless 2 for 1 cheat. If you recall last week’s Saturday Shadows … Hank Marvin … this is the bowl. I've been experimenting with undercutting to create a simple hollow form. Thought it might be improved by a little deepening and tweaking the internal profile - forgot to use depth gauge - made hole in bottom - ‘you plonker Rodney’ - to bin or not to bin? ….. more on this story later. This may be of some comfort to anyone not having a good day!

Many thanks for the views, votes and comments in response to Dartmouth Shadows and Lady Chatterley’s View - you’ve made an old fool very happy. SmileSmileSmile

All the best for today and the coming week, G. Smile

* Some Uxbridge definitions (in no particular order!)
'Frigate' - a ship that nobody cares about.
'Flatulence' - emergency vehicle that picks you up after being run over by a steam roller.
'Quaker' - a posh duck.
'Harpist' - fairly drunk.

Tags: Silly Sunday Humour and fun Mrs Trellis Two for one ISIHAC Uxbridge English Dictionary

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Love the version Graham ... that is one gorgeous hat.

Colin

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2169 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2020 2:07PM
Mrs Trellis would be proud of you.
12 Jan 2020 2:10PM
SmileGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin very funny although not from Sheffield originally I do hear the odd E !


PattySmileSmile
12 Jan 2020 2:16PM
SmileSmileSmile
12 Jan 2020 2:18PM
12 Jan 2020 2:21PM
Thanks Leo - two brilliant cartoons! (This and Lady Chatterley's View.)
Many thanks, Graham. SmileSmileSmile

Quote:Thanks Leo - two brilliant cartoons! (This and Lady Chatterley's View.)
Many thanks, Graham. SmileSmileSmile



Ahh ... LEONID ....

Librarian Extraordinaire Of Naughty Indiscreet Drawings

12 Jan 2020 3:02PM
Great to find an Olympus OM1 - lovely old SLRs with numerous lenses to fit !
Great lead, love the caption.

Dave 🙂
12 Jan 2020 3:21PM
And in the southeast corner it's more likely to be a case of:
"Who's nicked me blood E-Bike?"

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
12 Jan 2020 3:40PM
I feel the need to enquire about the statement made in the lead image.
Is J.E. James Esq. boasting about their velocipedical abilities, or has James Esq. been hung out as a dastardly pedalist of new-fangled two-wheeled transportation apparatus, and thereby a danger to perambulating residents.

As for purchases of various photographic equipment, as I say every time I open my wallet and slip out the odd moth or several, parting is such sweet sorrow...
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
12 Jan 2020 3:49PM
"Ee ba gum" My only Yorkshire dialect from having a holiday in York for the last few years! used when somebody stands on your toes. Olympus OM1 my first love. It is sad that EBay now lists it under "Vintage Cameras" by still selling over £100.
Ian
viscostatic 13 45 6 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2020 4:22PM
Great fun.

Phil.
capto Plus
7 6.1k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2020 10:42PM
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ivor
12 Jan 2020 11:29PM

Quote:"Ee ba gum" My only Yorkshire dialect from having a holiday in York for the last few years! used when somebody stands on your toes. Olympus OM1 my first love. It is sad that EBay now lists it under "Vintage Cameras" by still selling over £100.
Ian



Which of course is Mugabe backwards ... suggesting that the former president of Zimbabwe was originally from Yorkshire
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
13 Jan 2020 12:41AM
This may be of some comfort to anyone not having a good day!
Thanks Graham, It's nice to share some ,discombobulation. I've been
addled, baffled and bamboozled all day. Time for bed I think SmileSmile
Will straw and a bucket help? I seem to recall a song about something
with a hole in it.

Dave.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
13 Jan 2020 11:39AM
Eeeh, by 'eck, Graham, a fine-looking sign 👍 I'm quite bowled over by the version, too.... 😁
Trev 😀
15 Jan 2020 9:40PM
Perfect for s.Sunday, Graham.Smile
Made me smile alot..SmileSmile
Pleased to take this to RC.

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