10 thoughts on “One Frame #12”

    1. I think it’s a good practice, sometimes the photos work best when put centre stage with no words, rather than being pretty images to break up the writing.

  1. Firstly thank you for a great blog,I really enjoy reading. Secondly I have just bought a K100D from Ebay. It is in great condition except for the fact that it smells very strongly of cigarette smoke. Any ideas on how to remove this as the smell is really awful. Cheers Steve

    Get Outlook for Android ________________________________

    1. It will go away with time.
      I bought a used guitar once that smelled so strong it made me nauseous while I cleaned it up. It took a few months but it went away completely.

    2. Thanks Steve!

      I’ve had a few smoky cameras in the past and I remember a Chinon lens that literally looked and smelt like it had been used like an ashtray most of its life, it was disgusting. It scrubbed up well though and I sold it for about three times what I paid for it.

      My typical cleaning routine for old cameras and lenses is not one for purists and I’m sure some would be aghast –

      Clean with a dry toothbrush, clearing any surface dust, dirt and grime.

      Go over with a wet wipe, either a baby one (we have a one year old) or one of the floor cleaning scented types which are a better choice if the camera/lens smells bad.

      Whilst still a little wet, go over again with a toothbrush.

      Wipe over again with wet wipe.

      Repeat toothbrush and wet wipe steps again if/as necessary.

      Dry with kitchen towel.

      Buff with a microfibre cloth, especially the lens, viewfinder, screen etc.

      I’ve had a few very smoky cameras where I’ve literally hung them outside on the washing line for a few days after the above cleaning routine, and maybe cleaned them again in between.

      The smell goes eventually.

      Others suggest things like putting the camera in a bag of dried rice and that absorbs the scent, but I’ve not tried it myself.

      Good luck!

  2. Focussing on the window with the view blurred by it, yep – I’ve done that too, but I’m sure in your case you did it deliberately! 🙂

    In case you visit my colouring blog after tomorrow, I’ll be making it private for a bit to do some blog maintenance on it.

  3. I’ve always liked the image in that post you linked to, above. I tried to leave a note on that same old post but WordPress wouldn’t let me, something glitchy was happening. The window in the frame above reminds me aplenty of bus rides in the past, squashed against the window and staring at the world outside. Oftentimes too warm to read on the city bus in the afternoon. I did a lot of daydreaming on the school bus, when I was younger. We lived out in the boonies and the ride was 45 minutes to an hour. That’s a lot of time to let one’s imagination run wild.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s