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Monday, 25 April 2016

Slow Boat

Screen blindness has been a problem with my camera. On a sunny day, I cannot see what I am shooting. One solution, short of buying a camera with a viewfinder, is buying a sunshade for it.

While it was difficult to find, we eventually ordered a sunshade on-line, from a Canadian company which shipped it from China. It was ordered on March 5th, shipped on March 7th and the projected arrival date was April 19th. My husband, Rick and I thought it was on a slow boat from China.

The weeks passed. Finally, on the 19th, the sunshade was in the mailbox when we arrived home. And surprise! It was shipped by air. It must have been in a warehouse waiting its turn for transport. 



Regardless, it reminded us of the old song On A Slow Boat To China. Written by Frank Loesser, it was published in 1948.

I love this version by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians. It highlights the big band era, some of the music my parents would have listened and danced to during their courtship and early married life. Enjoy!




    



10 comments:

  1. I keep thinking of getting one when for When I use the camera for video. Many of them cost an arm and a leg.

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    1. This one was about £25.00. I was pleased with it.

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  2. Does the shade help with taking pictures? I remember that song from my childhood, I think. :-)

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    1. The shade works perfectly. I am pleased with it.

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  3. I've been on a Big Band kick lately, listening to Glenn Miller's greatest hits. I should get a Guy Lombardo CD too! Thanks for putting that idea in my head.

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  4. What a great solution, and fun music. :)

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  5. That song was new to me. I enjoyed the video. Too bad I missed the Big Band Era. I think I would have liked it.

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  6. Eye level viewfinders can be very helpful, but this is a good workaround.

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