IFMY - interrupt - RTFM - st

Posted by CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 12 October 2010 in Miscellaneous.

Ever bought anything on Amazon, Craig's list, e-Bay that wasn't quite what you thought you had ordered? I bought various balls of string for these IFMY shots. I wasn't looking at the quantity column. I thought I had ordered a spare version of the ball on the right, I got the one on the left!
Anyone need an elephant wrapped?

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

HAhaha, nice one

12 Oct 2010 5:32am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Ha ha - on line shopping has it's pitfalls. Happy ST:)

12 Oct 2010 5:45am

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Your image here is stunning, I have some magic beans you may be interested in !!...

12 Oct 2010 5:53am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great...! A very beautiful composition...!

12 Oct 2010 6:20am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Good for the garden? Nice idea

12 Oct 2010 6:41am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

hahaha .. Very excellent focus and also you've got an excellent sense of humor I admire

a smile to start a day with .. thanks :D

12 Oct 2010 6:54am

David from Avranches, France

I hope you have an elastic band ball in this fine collection.

12 Oct 2010 7:01am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Nice composition and lighting!
I prefer the left one ;-)))

12 Oct 2010 7:41am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

They´re glowing! On the positive side - now you can fix again everything with string again and save your gaffa!

12 Oct 2010 8:41am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

joli compo ! peace !

12 Oct 2010 8:52am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great composition...They look's like BOMB .... : D

12 Oct 2010 8:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully lit and simple still life Chris. That hairy string is the dogs b*llocks:)

12 Oct 2010 9:43am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely lighting, I bet that huge ball of string comes in very useful!

12 Oct 2010 9:45am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

funny and good!

12 Oct 2010 9:57am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Background highlighting exquisite balls hard with great textures and lighting! I love the composition! Balance and elegant in its simplicity! Nice work! Best regards, Adela

12 Oct 2010 10:45am

rem_la from Villiers, France

Encore une superbe composition !

12 Oct 2010 11:31am

Marleen from Netherlands

:-))))))) Well, you're not short for string for a long, long while...!
How about some macrame work?:-)))
( must confess RTFM is also a often used abbreviation in our family:-000)
Happy ST -great shot!

12 Oct 2010 12:14pm

@Marleen: Sorry, I'm grinning from ear-to-ear thinking of the full set of words that make up RTFM being said with a Dutch accent!! Still smiling now!

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

The small one looks so cute. You made good use of an error ^^

12 Oct 2010 12:17pm

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

great light and DOF ! cool image .

12 Oct 2010 12:22pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot.. like the details..

12 Oct 2010 12:39pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands you got more then you asked for!!
And now you could make a great shot with it,and mabey make
someone with an elephant very happy!

12 Oct 2010 1:08pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

oopla!!...but hey.... makes for an excellent image

12 Oct 2010 1:40pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice idea and very well done !

12 Oct 2010 2:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

oh, i never, never make mistakes like that :))) terrific detail and lighting

12 Oct 2010 2:06pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Love the pic, love the light, I know the story..and thinking about it, would be very happy to relieve you of one of them.

12 Oct 2010 2:13pm

@CATCHLIGHT: Next time you are round.......

Don from Spokane, United States

That is funny! What a shock that must have been when it arrived. Great post!

12 Oct 2010 2:16pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very neat photo ! I like the sharpness of the image and the dark background. Have a lovely day :)

12 Oct 2010 3:02pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

ha, i nearly thought the big as an old granny's head!! very fabulous!!

12 Oct 2010 3:27pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

I am now wiser....I had to google RTFM.. cos I didnt know it ..
The first on googles list is Wikepedia- which has many more abbreviations..(Just FYI.)
Great photo, love the textures and lighting.
But yes how often we toss away the Manual...Ha..Ha..still smiling..

12 Oct 2010 3:38pm

Sally from United Kingdom

Great balls Chris. I like the hairy one best.

12 Oct 2010 3:55pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

hahaha that's funny!
great detail and tones

12 Oct 2010 4:01pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

:) donta ya have a local iron mongers?

12 Oct 2010 4:17pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

This is wonderful and funny....yet still so beautiful as a still life. 5*

12 Oct 2010 4:50pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

joli contraste

12 Oct 2010 5:31pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

She is terrible worse than finbar saunders!

12 Oct 2010 5:33pm

@The Mouse: Huh?

piet from Bruges, Belgium

wonderful workout of your concept ... excellent work

12 Oct 2010 5:47pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You just need to find some GM giant conkers!

12 Oct 2010 5:57pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

hahaha...perfect catch..original

12 Oct 2010 6:05pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Perfect - well done

12 Oct 2010 7:02pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Daddy and baby :-)

12 Oct 2010 8:28pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom


12 Oct 2010 8:31pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great shot with excellent lighting. The pitfalls of the internet. ;0

12 Oct 2010 8:40pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

What about the picture yesterday?!

12 Oct 2010 8:41pm

@Bettina: As this was an interrupt, I've put yesterday's explanation on tomorrows picture-I hope that makes sense!

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

so. you bought a ball of string. enough said. mine's a kronenbourg.

12 Oct 2010 9:15pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

c'est vraiment une très bonne image !! 5* pour l'idée !!:)

12 Oct 2010 9:48pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Ha! hilarious!! Really - great story - we are forever getting what we didn't order or sending stuff back -
Ha! Too funny. : )!

13 Oct 2010 12:38am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


I never bought on craig's list, but I usually get what I want from amazon and ebay. For amazon, I only buy stuff coming from amazon, so I can always return it if I don't think the product satisfies me.

13 Oct 2010 6:03am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

That is huge! Now Chris, why do you need to buy string online? Is there no hardware store nearby?

13 Oct 2010 9:47am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Ha ha ha ... You've got something different but you've made a nice capture!

13 Oct 2010 1:06pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . what a stunning visual statement these make . . any caption will do !

14 Oct 2010 6:33am

KriKridesign from Cully, Afghanistan

Once upon a time, there were two thread balls, one big, almost a bit old and a very young one...
The little small baby was so sad that nobody paid attention to him, just only to the big one...

14 Oct 2010 3:53pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/60 second
ISO 2500
100 mm

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