A Paid For Post – The HD Way
At great risk of being sued for divulging too much information and having my site closed down for disinformation I plough on regardless with the aid of some amazing photographic evidence in my first ever paid for post…..I paid for it so I’ll bloody well write what I want about it. A camera so bad it’s almost good.
The Vivitar 8010 Camera
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Quality photographs come at a price and the big players in the camera world regularly bring out the latest hi tech model in order to try and stay one step ahead of their competitors. Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, Kodak, Pentax, Polaroid, Vivitar…..Vivitar ? How the bloody hell did that get in there. Oh well, lets see what it’s all about as Beyond The Mango Juice presents an amazing collection of Vivitar moments that are thankfully captured forever.
I took this photograph in Sang Khom, Udon Thani Province and is a perfect example of the capabilities the camera has. I’m still unsure as to whether this is two Thai brothers off to an animal themed fancy dress ball or if it is indeed an actual chang. Unfortunately I drunk a few too many of the latter and I will never know. To order your 600 x 400 mm print of ‘The Poomsan Brothers’ and please do hurry because with the pantomine season approaching these kind of photos prove to be extremely popular, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
It’s pointless rushing to email me to order a print of this superbly taken photo. My Vivitar Reproduction Factory in Romford, Essex is currently working 24/7 on a massive backlog of orders and waiting time now extends well into next year.
Phu Rua hosts its annual flower show at the end of December and attracts thousands of daily visitors to the event. The town is in the mountainous region of Loei Province and the photo on the left aptly named ‘Mountain Flower’ was snapped during my visit there last Christmas.
Those of you who know me personally or through this blog will look at the photo and imagine that bored, smoking endlessly and with no beer in sight I stubbed my cigarette out on the nearest flower. Honest I didn’t, the flower really did look like that. The Vivitar for once just didn’t get it quite right.
This is possibly my favourite and sure to appeal to all animal lovers. As you can clearly see I am particularly interested in hearing from one of the many rabbit experts amongst you who will no doubt be able to inform me of the type of breed the rabbit is. Thanks for that.
This photograph was taken in Ban Norn Chad which is a village in one of the poorer parts of Thailand. Here the Vivitar is a symbol of modern technology and an object of immense curiosity. The village is so far backward in time that it will be at least 20 years before Neil Armstrong steps on the moon and a further ten before they’re convinced that Tesco Lotus is not an endangered flower. The Vivitar is the future they all want to grasp.
A photo that captured a wonderful day in our village and one I will never forget. I left our dog joyfully chasing our rabbit round and round our garden and went off to savour a few afternoon drinks. On my return our dog, tired from his energetic play was chained to the garden table and my girlfriend was preparing a sumptuous rabbit stew. The perfect end to a wonderful day. To order your limited print of ‘Friends at Play’ email wilaiIain’email@example.com .
Scenic shots are proof of a camera’s quality and ‘Float My Boat’ is an example of the Vivitar’s strength in that particular department. This picture was taken on a beautiful day at Jomtien beach in Chonburi and the tranquil waters are clearly noticeable in this fine Vivitar shot.
The skipper of the middle boat can be seen waving at the shore as behind him his lady friend opens a bottle of red wine and the fishermen in the vessel on the right are looking delighted as they inspect their afternoon catch. The Vivitar really does use its image sensor to the full capacity when capturing scenes with this kind of crystal clear sharpness, making it a camera for all occasions.
The camera retails at around the £80 mark and its value for money can best be summed up by this short letter I sent to the manufacturers….
‘You absolute bastards, I paid 80 bloody pounds for this pile of crap and now my puppy dog looks like a hyena, I haven’t seen my rabbit for weeks and my girlfriend refuses to go out of the house, even Robin Hood would have given this a miss….yours endearingly Hoo Don.’
There you go, my first ever Paid For Post. I guess I now just wait for the cheque to be posted. Easy money.