My sister is an Doctorate Student at Harvard and sent me Bolger Yacht Plans book. I am planning to have a 5 meters ferrocement yacht. Steel wire is expensive and I need money for it. May be I can find steel fibers donated by Lafarge. If I cant find it , I have 5.5 meters J Boat Americas Cup boat Ranger plan for fiberglass and the International 2.4 meter class boat plan for fiberglass. I need to accomplish one of them for this summer. Owning one of them is the biggest gift to us.
My own chemistry lab so I could make my own exotic developing agents. Since it's only a dream, I may as well imagine what I could make... let's see... 2,4 diaminophenylglycine for starters. It would have the reduction potential and water solubility of amidol and the unique qualities of glycin.
I must not be normal...
I would love to use the "FP" flash setting on my camera, but I cannot find "Flash Powder" anywhere... such is life.
Your not.....I have one ( several in fact ) and not once in 25 years at ILFORD have I ever thought that this in any way could be construed as a 'nice thing to have' as a Christmas gift, still as my Grandmother always said 'it takes all sorts to make a world'.
Anyway, if you are ever passing this way you are welcome to have a go in one....
Simon ( Santa ) Galley ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
I would like to give more photographers the joy of film photography and an appreciation for darkroom work. That would be the best present for me too, because more users would insure a better future for film photography in general.
"Make good art!"
- Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera".
- Yousuf Karsh
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit".
..., but I'd settle for a year without close relatives passing away (last 2.5 years have been rough that way).
I'd wish for a safe and happy year for John and his family (and all of you and yours, also ) and, on a personal level, I'd like to not have to go to any more funerals for some time to come, as well. While I don't expect people to be immortal, I would really like everyone to have a good chance at the old "three score and ten"!