Apple-bobbing + a pudding joke

I’ve just been amusing myself uploading tonight’s photography class pics to the laptop.

It was the last class of the term and we were in the studio again – this time doing high speed photography.

There was a fishbowl without a fish and an apple. That’s all it took to get some fun shots of the apple splashing and bobbing.

I took a variety of pics using a variety of settings with speeds varying from 1/125 to 1/1400 with varying degrees of success.  But I have to say it is amazing how many times, even using fast shutter mode, I missed the impact of apple on water!

1-IMG_5209 1-IMG_5215 1-IMG_5145Smoke was a better bet but even smoke from a joss stick has to be well lit to show its attractive and random swirls and curls.

It made me think that this Christmas, instead of the usual phone picture of the brandy flames licking all around the steaming Christmas pud, I’m going to fix the camera on the tripod and take some *proper* pictures.

It might take a while but hell, it’s too good an opportunity to miss.  The guests can amuse themselves with cracker jokes while I get my Classic Pudding pic all set up.  After all, a good pudding shot doesn’t need a raison d’être.

And as it’s not long until Christmas, here’s a pudding joke….

A jockey was riding the favourite at a race meeting, and was well ahead of the field.  His horse rounded the final corner, when suddenly the jockey was hit on the head by a turkey and a string of sausages.

He managed to keep control of his mount and raced back into the lead, only to be struck by a box of Christmas crackers and a dozen mince pies as he went over the last fence.
With nevertheless managed to steer the horse to the front of the field once more when, on the run in, he was struck on the head by a bottle of sherry and a Christmas pudding.

Because of the distractions, he had to be satisfied with second place.  Red-faced with fury, the jockey immediately went to the race stewards and complained he had been seriously hampered.






About janh1

Part-time hedonist.
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6 Responses to Apple-bobbing + a pudding joke

  1. John Gamblin says:

    H, ho, ho! the old one’s are the best 😉
    Descent photographs Jan. You may get better results with a Canadian McIntosh apple.

  2. Darrel Kirby says:

    Great pics, shame about the joke (though I will be using it!)

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