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photoblog image Wish he hadn't.....

Wish he hadn't.....

...gone to Specsavers

 

Wish he hadn't.....

...gone to Specsavers

 

comments (28)

  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Feb 2013, 00:03
I went to specs avers once (underline the once) they glasses they gave me broke after a while, much inferior quality to my usual optician.
Bill Phillips: I have had my last two pairs from them and have had no problems
I couldn't see where I went. Could have been anywhere.
Bill Phillips: As long as you can find your way back to complain if necessary
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Feb 2013, 03:41
That's a fine Boat Friday shot, Jim...
Bill Phillips: indeed it is clod for the time of year John
I like this portrait!
Bill Phillips: Then I am a happy man today Elizabeth
I like this portrait Bill... great hat....petersmile
Bill Phillips: i've got a cap like that but without badges on it
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Feb 2013, 06:54
For some reason this chap seems very familiar, Bill. Have we seen him before? I think he has a stigmatism in his right eye, so I'm glad he finally got glasses. smile
Bill Phillips: I took this at the SC gathering at the Black country Museum so you probably saw him in person
I like his shirt
Bill Phillips: Well you can't have it
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Feb 2013, 07:18
I go to EyeWish..... what a name, as if I wish for eyes...
http://www.eyewish.nl/opticien/gorinchem/gasthuisstraat-47/798/eye-wish-opticiens---gorinchem.html
Great portrait, did I see him before, or do I need to clean my glasses??
Bill Phillips: He was at the Black Country Museum Lady P. Unlike Chad I do go to specsavers and have found them very good
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2013, 07:37
I am intrigued by the badges on his hat, Bill - will they give a clue to who he is?
Bill Phillips: Not unless one of them has his name on it Lisl
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2013, 07:44
If he has badges all over his cap he must be an enthusiast of some sort
Bill Phillips: He was at the Black Country Museum so he is bound to be
He looks familiar to me Bill! Superb portrait.
Bill Phillips: I took this on a Shutterchance meet up at the Black country museum so he may have been featured before Richard. But not by me as far as I recall
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2013, 08:13
Very nice portrait, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Helen. Pleased you like it
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2013, 09:02
A character of grit and resolve...

...apart from the specs! Way too modern.
Bill Phillips: Hence the title!! grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Feb 2013, 09:58
He seems to be a funny, active man (I have to study the term 'specsaver'wink -a fine portrait!
Bill Phillips: Specsavers is the name of an Opticians in the UK. Their advertising slogan is should have gone to specsavers as the punch line to an advert where someone does something silly because they nee spectacles!
Better without the white bits in the corners, you must try harder next time Bill.
Bill Phillips: They were quite deliberate Mick so I suppose it comes down to liking that or not. i thought all black made it seem oppressive
A good portrait,Bill.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Frank smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2013, 13:44
A great portrait. The absence of Ebenaezer, really inspires you.
Bill Phillips: He seems to have given up altogether at the moment
I really like the energy that comes through in this candid portrait, Bill. The B&W presentation is perfect.
Bill Phillips: A man with a fund of stories to tell I would think Beverly
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2013, 14:26
A steam enthusisast, I'm thinking? B&W seems to favour portraits for some reasomn that I've never worked out.
Bill Phillips: I guess you see the person better.
He looks a little anxious, to me Bill? Nice portrait smile
Bill Phillips: Perhaps the elastic on his pants had just gone
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2013, 15:14
Great portrait!

Like you, I have had no problems with my Specsavers glasses
Bill Phillips: Thanks Anne. The Specsavers in Droitwich is very friendly
Specsavers very much spoilt by their success, it felt far too busy on my last visit, a bit like a conveyor belt of different people and a lot of waiting. I went elsewhere in the end.
Bill Phillips: They seem very friendly in Droitwich and prepared to take as long as is needed. Perhaps I have just been lucky!
I like your processing here Bill, it has a bit of a gritty feel to it befitting a man dressed this way.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Brian. It doesn't work in colour at all
I would love to see more of his collection of badges. He looks quite a happy chap.
Bill Phillips: They were a bit of a mix! A butterfly, A union flag and a Welsh Dragon. A steam lorry a couple of black country museum badges and a pig! There are more but I can't make out what they are
Fantastique portrait noir et blanc, j'adore !
Bill Phillips: Merci beaucoup Olivier smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2013, 20:45
Great portrait and a super collection of bagdes on his cap and because he has been to specsavers he will see how good his collection is!! smile
Bill Phillips: Only if he takes his hat off though grin
What a wonderful portrait Bill, who is he?
Bill Phillips: He was a volunteer at the Black Country Museum Sally
I recognised him straight away, what a character. When's the next trip out ?

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