Hammered

This curious item would fit very well in the same category as my amazing folding spectacles which you may have missed, see them here that post by the way is the most viewed post ever on this blog.
Now this at first glance and for all intents and purposes is a hammer (a rather glamorous looking one too) but on closer inspection it has a hidden secret, hit the jump for more:

This hammer was a Christmas present to my wife, it was purchased in the upholstery section in a DIY store in the UK and the amazing thing about it is it has a number of screwdrivers concealed in it’s handle in a sort of Russian doll style which makes it a bit of a Swiss army hammer! What I find strange is the fact that it’s so beautifully decorated yet you are supposed to hammer things with it…. will the glaze all break off? I’m not going to be the one to test it.

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The jump

Goofing around in the back yard, I have been meaning to try “the jump” shot for a while and tonight the planets were in alignment, my willing assistant who was in the process of preparing dinner at the time (hence the apron) was encouraged (instructed) to jump off the wooden ledge and those who know our garden will be familiar with the water just the other side of that ledge!

For the technical readers I fired two SB800s with pocket wizards from left and right both gelled with full CTO’s and set the white balance on the camera to tungsten to bring out the blue in the sky, I shot with a wide angle and was lying on the floor. Judging from his pose, I think Frank was the least impressed of all of us!
(click on the image to see it real big and even see swifts in the sky!)