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Silly Sunday

By ChiliMan
Major thanks to Eric (BlueRoom) for bestowing his Blue Diamond upon yesterday’s upload Smile

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Now then…shyness to approach strangers is an annoying thing for candid/street photography…even when the subject is not them.

I was walking through a wet market when I noticed this soft toy sheep (I know it’s a ram but sheep are cuter) hanging in a halal butchers’. Just couldn’t bring myself to ask if I could take a shot. My dad’s little compact was in my pocket at the time too! Hm.

So off I went and did some other shopping…during which time I told myself to stop being a wuss and just go for it. So I sacked up and went back to the place. The man I asked (not in the photos – he was off to the left doing stuff) was all too happy for me to do so SmileSmile Not only that, after I took V2, he said the sheep would look better head-on, not profile. He told the guy in red to turn the sheep for me. Guy in red reached up and dutifully did so Grin


Andrew

Tags: Black and white Flying sheep Silly sunday Humour and fun

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Comments


ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
19 Jan 2014 9:54AM
I hope he wasn't next to go to slaughter....glad you weren't too sheepish and plucked up the courage to ask for a photo....baaaaa it's too cute

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Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 10:05AM
Chivers thinks this great, he's got wobble on. I think its great for Sunday as well Andrew. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 10:10AM

Quote: I noticed this soft toy sheep (I know it’s a ram but sheep are cuter) hanging in a halal butchers’.

Who needs fiction when real life can give us gems like this? It's a grim grey, wet day here, I'm hugging a hot water bottle and snuffling all over my keyboard. I needed a good laugh!
This is going to get an awful lot of sheepish jokes. I think that's in very baaaaaad taste.
Moira
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
19 Jan 2014 10:12AM
Very helpful shopkeepers, Andrew, see, it wasn't so bad having to ask them if you could take a piccy Wink Carol
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
19 Jan 2014 10:34AM
Good on you Andrew!
Not sure hanging fluffy toys up in a butcher's shop is good for business though. Grin
mistere Plus
2 1 2 England
19 Jan 2014 11:06AM
Nice spot, lovely silly sunday images.
Did you ask what flavour stuffing was in the sheep??WinkSmile

Dave.
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 11:56AM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin !!!!!.....very effective, with that title !!!!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
19 Jan 2014 12:58PM
The first things I noticed were the rolls of toilet paper near its rear end TongueGrinGrin (I know they're not... but they LOOK like them, alright!)

Dave
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 1:18PM
Mmmmm wish it was lamb with mint sauce for sunday dinnerSad
Chicken seems very disappointing nowTongue
GrinGrinGrin
Diane
19 Jan 2014 2:17PM
Excellent silly sunday images
Andrew, well spotted, made me smile Smile
Brian J.
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
19 Jan 2014 3:47PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!

Ken
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 3:57PM
I initially had the same idea as Dave about those rolls.... Smile Cute sheep though... Grin
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 4:08PM
Firstly, congratulations on your bravery in returning to get the shots! I would not have been so brave I'm afraid.
Great images Andrew, especially V1 which works well in mono.
Carol
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
19 Jan 2014 5:26PM
The epzers' have flocked to view these Silly Sunday shots and lambasted you with baaaaad jokes! I'm afraid i'm going to ram ewe with more! You can't pull the wool over the epzers' eyes they know silly when they see it, I bet you felt rather sheepish when you took these shots in full view of the general public!Grin
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 5:42PM
Awe, bless them for being so helpful.


Quote:The epzers' have flocked to view these Silly Sunday shots and lambasted you with baaaaad jokes! I'm afraid i'm going to ram ewe with more! You can't pull the wool over the epzers' eyes they know silly when they see it, I bet you felt rather sheepish when you took these shots in full view of the general public!Grin


Can't bleat that comment!
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
19 Jan 2014 8:23PM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NettaSmile
19 Jan 2014 8:37PM
Brilliant Andrew along with the comments. Cathy
19 Jan 2014 10:00PM
So we have something in common. I don't like asking either, because I am always afraid, that people could missunderstand why I want to take a pic. People often don't see what I see... or they might not know, that photographers are sometimes silly. Smile
Well done - it is a fine subject. Love it.
Johanna
19 Jan 2014 10:17PM
I think you are the king of Silly Sunday!!! You've got it nailed. Would have my ua, but Stan already captured my heart (check Cathy - Holmewood's upload)!!!
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
19 Jan 2014 11:22PM
I had some serious trouble finding the UA button while my iPad was shaking with giggles.
Have learnt the non- shy approach in Southhall! That was my first ever Asian shopping mall asking experience.
May I take a picture of your beautiful shop?
What for ( suspicious) ?
I want to convince my best friend/ mum... Fill in what you like ... to come here!
Or
I have never seen anything like it! Amazing, so beautiful!
20 Jan 2014 4:27AM
Ewe'r ram sheep looks like the last one on a conveyor...
You just missed the bottle over on the side, Andrew - sheeps eyes pickled in oil of garlic Tongue
Excellent Silly Sunday shots...Smile

Simon
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
20 Jan 2014 1:42PM

Quote:I think you are the king of Silly Sunday!!! You've got it nailed. Would have my ua, but Stan already captured my heart (check Cathy - Holmewood's upload)!!!


LOL...just seen it Grin

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