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Monday, 15 December 2008

Odd Shots On Monday


Another of the Chimney Sweep Series.
I like this as an Odd Shot, not only because chimney sweeps are uncommon in most places, but also because of the way the second brush makes strange lines across his face. Because of this, it's not a shot I would otherwise post, although I like the arrangement otherwise. Maybe I should ask him to go back again to pose for me!

Odd Shots is hosted by Katney. More participants can be found through her comments and/or blogroll.

Have a good week.

17 comments:

roentarre said...

Great capture on the shot

Hilda said...

Scary perch he has there! Since the Philippines is on the equator, we have never had any need for chimney sweeps. Chimneys nowadays don't need cleaning?

My Odd Shot is about Plastic, metal, wood.

Nessa said...

He looks like the pole has stabbed him in the neck.

JC said...

All he needs is a stovepipe hat! And Mary Poppins, of course ;-)

Katney said...

I love it, Dragonstar!

Siani said...

Haven't seen a chimney sweep in years. The house I grew up in had coal fires, so the sweep was a familiar sight in those days. I'll never forget the screaming and general hullabaloo when something went wrong one day, and the sweep brought a mass of filthy coal dust tumbling down into our newly decorated parlour. I thought my mum and older sister were going to die of hysteria! I was about nine at the time, and thought it was hilarious.

RuneE said...

We have chimney sweeps, but I have never seen anyone actually do the job. Now, that is odd!

Dina ... UK said...

I am so glad we don't have to sweep any more...lol
But! miss the constant warmth from the chimney breast.
Never seen it done from the top before....

Catherine said...

Excellent, I didn't realize it wasn't your Monchrome. It looks like a drawing of Norman Rockwell in the day to day life. It's perfect for me.

2sweetnaxy said...

That is an odd shot but it's a good one. I've only ever seen a chimney sweep in Mary Poppins.

:-)

Aileni said...

I am glad now that I did not use my pictures of him on our chimney - they aren't as good as these.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I never seen one up on the roof sweeping a chimney before! Neat shot indeed!!
(Hug)
~Michele~

Mojo said...

There are still a few chimney sweeps around even in my part of the world, but with gas logs replacing wood and coal burning fireplaces, the need for them is dwindling.

He must have some kind of balance!

magiceye said...

wonderful capture!

Jientje said...

That's a very nice series you did there, I have never seen them do it in our neighbourhood!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Seems funny seeing someone sweeping the chimney from up there. We don't have many homes around here now that would need a chimney sweep.

Great shot!

Nydia said...

hi, my sweet friend. Just stopping by to say that I miss you and love coming here.

Take good care!

Kisses from Nydia & Lucas.