Hiya. Little Rosie wants pics of my new shopping trolley so here goes. I was in Westgate Store on Tuesday and saw they had two of these in. Westgate is part of the Co op chain so I don't usually go in because everything is so pricey, but worth a look as I couldn't find what I wanted anywhere else. They were priced up at £22.99 (I hate 99p), on special offer from a recommended retail price of £44.99. No way are they worth that, but at the sale price it's a maybe from me.
When I went back yesterday I was chuffed to see they were having a '10% off' day on everything in the store, so even better. I paid £20 69, and they only had one left. Some trolleys are quite small and flimsy, I wanted a larger one where I didn't have to stoop when I dragged it behind me. As you can see the handle comes almost up to my waist.
Right, onto photography. Wean asks how did I take the picture of me reading the Dyson Manual. They were my hands Wean. When I took this one I put the camera on my window sill which is about the right height to snap me sitting in my office chair. I set the timer and a red light flashes for ten seconds then it clicks the shutter. The problem with living alone is that there is no one else to help with the picture taking. If I want to make a video with me on it I have to start it off and run round to the front of the camera, or set it up and sit still in front of it.
Instead of buying an expensive tripod to help set up the shots, I came up with this idea, a way to hold the camera safely in position without it falling over. Line it all up and you've got ten seconds to get yourself in the picture. A piece of box shaped polystyrene packaging, with two slots cut into it with a stanley or craft knife, to place the camera into depending whether you are taking landscape or portrait. Don't make the slots too big or the camera will slip too far down into them, you want a tight fit. Also be carefull not to make the landscape slot too deep so the lens is not fouled. Switch the camera on before you insert it.
Right, lunch time, but I'll take Rocky out first.
4 hours ago