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Adventures In Glass.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and thank you once again for your lovely response and support during my Platinum Jubilee series, very much appreciated.
Dickens Festival images coming soon.

Today, the start of a three part series; Adventures In Glass. Set two: A mirror. Set three: A camera.

All the best to all and have a smashing weekend.

P.S. Yesterday I met a really lovely old lady who was rather lost. She was on her way to a crematorium and had left the M20 motorway too early. She asked me for directions so I gave her the safest way to get back on rout. We had a little chat before moving on and I couldn't help but think; 'what a lovely old lady.' And if she hadn't have driven into the side of my car, I would never have met her...

Tags: Street Woman Red hair Rochester Castle Grounds Bonoculars

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DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 5:18AM
She definitely spotted you 🤣🤣
I like the lead, with a pair of inverted John Selfies thrown in too.

Hope the car isn't too bad, they repair. I've some of experience in that.
Then you helped, too many today would have taken a different view I suspect.

25 Jun 2022 6:24AM
Playful set of images John

You did well to get her to participate

And you tell a good tale!

Great story about the lovely old lady

Insurance job or did you force the last £200 out of her handbag?! Grin

Colin Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 6:32AM

Quote:She definitely spotted you 🤣🤣
I like the lead, with a pair of inverted John Selfies thrown in too.



Me too.
25 Jun 2022 6:45AM
Yeah, I would've accepted a grand in cash, Colin but looking at some previous damage on her car, I gathered she'd probably run out of cash hand outs...Wink
25 Jun 2022 7:05AM
Another great set John, hope your car isn't to badly damaged,
Dave.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
25 Jun 2022 7:32AM
I like your sumo stance in reflection, John.
25 Jun 2022 7:37AM
Not too badly damaged, thank you and just waiting to hear from Toyota repair shop, not far from where I live.
I was on my way to get the car mot'd, it failed! Going to cost me £495 just to replace two anti roll ball joint dust covers. A couple of pieces of rubber costing around £12 each. That means that in my last three visits it's cost me upwards of £1,100 . Time to ditch Toyota I think....🤨
Robert51 14 11 138 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 8:07AM
Love the idea of setting out a task to the way you shoot. I always find this helps me think about the subject and the problems that need to be overcome. The one I often find myself using is one camera, one lense, or it could be just to carry less.

I have to admit like the others I love the story John. In life there are many ways to look at things and this was one of the best...
smut01 Plus
7 148 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 8:14AM
Great shots John.. has to be the wonderful colours in the lead for me.
Little old people in cars .... what a wide and wonderful world!
Smile
Tony
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
25 Jun 2022 8:30AM
The words "Looking at the world " and "rose-colourd glasses" comes to mind, John...
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
25 Jun 2022 8:37AM
And she even flashed a little leg at you...did the little old lady do that too?

Just remember, it's only a piece of metal.

'anti roll ball joint dust covers'...I can fair hear the mechanic whistling through his teeth ..."that's gonna cost yah!" 😂
25 Jun 2022 8:40AM
Here's me seeing you GrinGrin. Lovely set John.

Mike
Super vision on this set John GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
RonDM Plus
8 417 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 10:39AM
A great set of images and good on your for helping out, not many would have.

Ron
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
25 Jun 2022 11:35AM
Sounds a lovely old lady, John. There’s quite a few of that calibre around, I guess we all know one or two. Still, hey, when I went to Paris as a lingo student in the 1960s, the family I stayed with had a 2CV Citroen. The mother’s way of ‘parking’ it in a tight space in town was to go forward till she bumped the car in front, and then reverse till she hit the car behind! OK the little car had solid little rubber ‘bumpers’ but I can’t help thinking this wasn’t what they were designed for…but on reflection ,it’s a French car so perhaps they were 😎
So nice you helped her out, what goes around comes around, hope it does with your car.

Dave 🙂
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 11:52AM
Bless you John, not many would have taken your line! you do need to do stand up!

Great set and a rather cheeky pose from your lovely model! WinkWink

Kath
25 Jun 2022 12:32PM
Great set John. Your poor car! You were a total gent in giving her directions….or did you send her in the opposite direction. 😉

Good luck with the car repairs.

Karen
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
25 Jun 2022 2:18PM
Very well photographed

Have a good weekend

Oliver
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4347 Canada
25 Jun 2022 2:44PM
Shes looking at you looking at her looking at you...........

Nice punch line there..WinkWink
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 2:53PM
Sounds like an expensive meeting!
Carole
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 6:30PM

Quote:She definitely spotted you 🤣🤣
I like the lead, with a pair of inverted John Selfies thrown in too.

Hope the car isn't too bad, to repair. I've some of experience in that.
Then you helped; too many today would have taken a different view I suspect.


A terrific set and you were charitable.
Ju
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
25 Jun 2022 6:39PM
The Little old lady was lucky she bumped into you John. She could still be driving around Rochester looking for a crematorium.

25 Jun 2022 9:44PM
Excellent set John Lin
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2022 10:37PM
Whom spotted who first. Smile
ivor
Chinga Plus
12 116 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2022 2:39PM
Beautiful images, Love the red hair...
Isabel GrinGrin

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