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Mute Monday

You know those scenes that make you stop to have another look …. those sights that make you do a double take … those views that make you look again, just to check that you saw what you saw … those outlooks that leave you somewhat…short of words … well, that’s what my Mute Monday is about.


We were returning home from a walk to the park on Saturday, but I was left behind because I wasn’t keeping up with the pace. This was, not surprisingly, thanks to my busy fingers clicking away at so many beautiful sights … seriously, some of them had to be captured for later re-viewing.

I tried to catch up but it was obvious that wasn’t possible. So, I decided to take a bit more time to enjoy my surrounding; I walked at a leisurely pace and took a few more pictures of some of the things that caught my eye.

Then, there was this ..

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Mute Monday 27Apr15

‘What’s this?’, I thought, as I rounded the corner and walked by this car. I walked backwards and snapped; then I zoomed and snapped again. I’d never seen anything like this before. I wonder why the side mirror was turned upwards, instead of inwards … or the normal outwards.

It took me a few seconds to work out what it was.

There wasn’t much time for any contemplation though, I had to move on and get home as soon as possible.

My reaction is still very much, ‘how did that happen’ even though I know how. I suppose it’s quite counterintuitive, not what I expected to see on my walk … definitely not what I would have imagined seeing in a side mirror.

So, what do you think … any words? Can you work out what it is? What’s the oddest thing you’ve seen in a side mirror?

Mute Monday 20Apr15

Mute Monday

You know those photographs that make you go, ‘huh?’ …. those moments captured that weren’t your intended target … those surprising shots you get when you throw caution to the wind and snap away … those photos that leave you without much words … well, that’s what my Mute Monday is about.


I came across these rowers whilst walking by the River Thames to give Precious Sparkle the opportunity to rest and perhaps sleep. I didn’t really pay attention to them, until it occurred to me that they presented a chance for me to practise capturing movement. I had vague images of water sprays frozen in time, and beautifully captured in way I couldn’t imagine. I brought out my camera to have a go and hoped to be pleasantly surprised.

I looked up and thought, “crumbs, they’re too far away for a close-up shot with my zoom”. And so, I started running with the buggy to try to catch up with them. I ran until I kinda lost my breath and felt silly. So, I stopped and thought I’d just give it a go and see what happens.

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Mute Monday 20Apr15… Hummmm … is that a … is it … what?

A missed opportunity for some (in my mind) incredible shot of water splashing in mid-air; but my, I’d be scared for life if that happened to me … I don’t think I’ll row again.

So, what do you think … any words?