Friday, 29 June 2007
An MGB? That is the Question!
On this blog, while talking about my trip back to England, a number of times I've mentioned my MGB. A couple of people have asked me what an MGB is and, in a state of mild shock, I feel I should therefore bring light to some dark corners of the world. The MGB is one of England's greatest sports cars and I have owned the one shown here since the late eighties. They are cramped, noisy, draughty, smelly cars and not that fast... indeed they are thoroughly English and I love them.
My 'B' was bearing me swiftly through the Wiltshire countryside from Petersfield to Taunton to see Mike and Tamsyn when I saw a dramatic swathe of red poppies betwixt corn and woodland. I screeched to a halt to test my new Olympus digital camera and, I think, came up with at least one decent result. When zooming in on a distant subject, composing carefully and steadily is crucial, but the faintness of the LCD display meant that I just had to click and click blindly, hoping that I'd get something half decent. I also took a shot at the 'B' which was a hell of a lot easier.
These pics cost me a fair bit of money as they meant I couldn't return the camera by availing myself of Jessops' return policy as the camera was no longer in 'unused condition'. Funny that! Can only virgins be virginal?
I hope these pics were worth the expense. I do still have the camera though... at least I did have. Cat's got it now!