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By dudler
My wife's Uncle Wilf is well into his Eighties, but the twinkle in his eye says he's still got an acute understanding of the importance of silliness.

I should have asked if he remembered any photographers using flash powder - I'm not sure quite when it finally faded from existence... That's a link to today's BLOG.

He warned me not to explain how my camera worked: I therefore didn't regale him with tales of the demons inside with their brushes and large supply of pink paint. (Small prize for the first person to explain this VERY silly Sunday remark...)

Tags: Portraits and people Silly Sunday

Voters: MadVillPics, James_C, peterjay80 and 58 more


Nice capture. the portrait works well - the expression is happiness GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Alfie_P Plus
13 547 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2020 8:50AM
Excellent portrait image of the Uncle in Law and the Robert De Niro lookalike 😁😁 'You talking to me' ?

saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
12 Jul 2020 8:50AM
Made me think of Howard in LOTSW...

I have no idea what your Silly Sunday riddle is...
12 Jul 2020 9:01AM
I always thought Flash powder was for household cleaning! Shows my ignorance. You've captured his sense of fun.
kaybee 16 7.3k 26 Scotland
12 Jul 2020 9:45AM
Could the knitter not manage to do hearts?
The diamonds should be on the soles of his shoes.
12 Jul 2020 10:14AM
Brilliant image of this lovely old character, John. You've caught his personality VERY well.

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
12 Jul 2020 10:47AM
Looks like a great character

Fine Shot

chase Plus
14 1.7k 420 England
12 Jul 2020 10:50AM
Love his expression John, a very 'knowing' look....don't do it...or else ! Wink

I think everyone should have an Uncle Wilf Wink
jacomes Plus
5 25 13 Portugal
12 Jul 2020 10:56AM
Nice portrait, John, great expression, he looks full of potential silliness.
Your riddle about demons and pink paint - sounds like Terry Pratchett's Discworld, but I don't know which book.
12 Jul 2020 11:35AM
Gorgeous portrait, he looks like a great character.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2020 11:59AM
He looks a real character; well captured,
and you are far too cryptic for me!
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 164 16 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2020 12:00PM
A great portrait image JohnSmileSmileSmile

Robert51 11 7 104 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2020 12:17PM
He looks likes a person of a million stories that you could listen to all day. Great image that captures that look that says one day I will grow up...
12 Jul 2020 12:59PM
thankfully he looks like being fully in his good senses
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1682 England
12 Jul 2020 1:33PM
You're right, James.

I had to check the book - it's The Colour of Magic, and it is said in relation to tourist Twoflower's excessive use of his iconograph at the Whore Pits in Ankh Morpork... As Ankh Morpork is, broadly, Victorian London, I assume that's sort of Whitechapel...

This sounds terribly unsuitable - but I will encourage anyone not familiar with Pratchett's work to read a story or two. There are many laughs to be had, and many wry observations and asides. Just don't mention the Seamstress's Guild to the Vicar.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
12 Jul 2020 1:35PM
Looks to be quite the lively character John , great portrait
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
12 Jul 2020 2:12PM
He has Robert De Niro's eyes and mouth. And you know he's a character. I think Uncle Wilf would be the life of the party.
mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
12 Jul 2020 3:15PM
He looks a happy soul and it shows how good the photographer was at his craft, in capturing his endearing expression. Well done, John
mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
12 Jul 2020 6:41PM
Not to mention the 'prints of darkness'.
Read all of Terry Pratchetts books, they're all marvelous SmileSmile.
13 Jul 2020 1:56AM
A very happy portrait, John. Treasure this man.

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2020 8:33PM
Excellent work

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