LENS CLOTHES.......It's a long story but this morning despite feeling jaded we caught the bus to St Just and as you may have noticed walked down to Cape Cornwall. Having been astounded a couple of days ago to be able to travel all day for under four pounds I was , to put it mildly, 'Gobstruck', to be asked for seven pounds today. Works on radius apparently but not for Molly she can go where she likes for £0.65p.
As I had donated a lens rag to a near hurricane I decided to catch the bus back all the way into Penzance I'd seen a Jessops there and decided a new cloth was in order. Cloth, it's a bath towel, great, no more rain spots on my pictures.
Whilst in the shop I decided to 'bite the bullet' and enquire about circular polarisers for a 72mm lens. I prefer linear but the Cokin 'P' size vignettes on my all purpose lens when set at 12mm. A simple matter you might suppose in Britain's biggest photographic chain.
Yesterday it was 'Last of the Summer Wine' today 'One Foot in The Grave'.
A lift of one shoulder and a grunt was the response to my request. Now I know I have an accent and I know Cornishmen do, but from experience I know they can do more than grunt.
Polariser.....Papa-Oscar-Lima-Alpha-Romeo-India-Sierra-Echo-Romeo. Thought I've overdone it a bit now...... Thought the poor lad was going to faint, another grunt and an older version appeared and after some indecipherable discussion produced the requested filter. They're £51.00. Christ! That's cheap, I was expecting to pay well over a hundred. Are they any good? Dunno. Can I return it? Yes as long as it's still wrapped up. I need to try it. Dunno. OK I'll take the chance. So we'll have to wait and see. Mind you, any odd colour casts and back it will be going unsealed or not!
Had a quick wander round St Just, some good buildings, but as usual the local highways department have stuck signs on every available wall and where a wall isn't available supplied a dedicated structure.
These cottages next door turned out better. They must be quite old as windows have been blocked to avoid window tax. Think I'm joking....Google it! Our government will and always have taxed anything no matter how implausible. They have to be maintained in the manner to which they have become accustomed.
Whilst waiting for the bus I purchased a pastie, the best I have ever had. They are not called pasties here but what sounds like Tiggieoggies. A far better name.
All in all a good day.