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Back to the 80s

Back to the '80s

It's back to the 'eighties almost everywhere you turn. The economy is in the worst state since the 'eighties, unemployment is at its worst since the 'eighties at over 10 per cent. Young Irish people are again talking about
emigrating although this time round their options are limited.
Even the fashions are harking back to the 'eighties with horrors such as bat-winged tops, sparkly leggings, and huge belts. At least it means I'm not tempted to part with my hard-earned cash in clothes shops as I've got a rule that if I've worn it first time round, I'm not going to wear it again!
But there is one exception. I was delighted to note the return of fingerless gloves. I gladly wore them back in the 'eighties when, in my first job, I worked in a freezing cold office with just a two-bar electric heater for warmth.
Now, they promise to be the perfect solution for taking photographs on cold winter days. And this pair
even has a little 'hood' to cover up my fingers when they're not in use.

Nikon D90
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Ulla Inkeri Huhta26-Nov-2009 01:32
Bought my pair of wool "market-gloves" as they are called here,at the Knitting Wall in Tallinn, Estonia last autumn. So nice for photography, you just have to get your thumb and indexfinger out of the hoods. Oh, yes. Mine has caps for the thumbs, too. And ladybird pattern on the gloves.Pretty!
Neal Nye11-Nov-2009 12:53
A fascinating reference to the 80's. Here, those gloves are fine indoors, but it's way too cold to use them outside. There will be a lot of pain in the fingertips, then numbness, and then you'd better get inside quickly to avoid serious trouble!
Nora van Beek10-Nov-2009 01:05
I need a pair of those gloves. Excellent pairing of words to image. Nice composition! ~V~
LynnH09-Nov-2009 21:21
Good to have your fingers free for photography. Also good when fishing! I have several pair. Liked your narrative today. All quite true!
slhoornstra09-Nov-2009 20:54
A great idea for me, too. and again, an interesting story along with a composition of ordinary things that is lovely!!! V
Colin Storey09-Nov-2009 20:50
Wonderful story,and an essential piece of kit for the winter.
Kevin Chester09-Nov-2009 20:48
Proper photographers gloves Mairead
Johnny JAG09-Nov-2009 20:30
Practical yet stylish!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)09-Nov-2009 20:14
Simply and beautiful pic. Love it! V+
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