2016-05-24 how to...

...not care about what other people think of you.

You know you’re committed to your photography thingy when you find yourself lying flat on your belly in front of a puddle, for the best possible reflection of some promenader’s. Knowing people think you are crazy, but not to care about it.

Cutest thing was that a toddler (probably the only one not thinking the crazy thing), stood beside me, looking very hard into the puddle, expecting something interesting to see. I had to disappoint him, that there is no frog, worm, snail, Nessie…but I showed him the reflection and he saw it too then and showed it his mum.
Totally worth it!
posted May 24th, 2016  
This is a fantastic image, and the story behind it! Fav
posted May 24th, 2016  
Just fav
posted May 24th, 2016  
For what you photographed so beautifully...and for what you wrote...I hope to see this on an upcoming Top Twenty! It's quite wonderful...and so are you!
posted May 24th, 2016  
And worth all the effort - fantastic reflections and works well in b&w
posted May 24th, 2016  
Good morning...what a beautiful shot. You inspire me to get down and dirty!
posted May 24th, 2016  
Great photo. Fav for the dedication and the result!
posted May 24th, 2016  
This is stunning, and I love the story - I can totally picture you and your converstaion with the toddler. I can't even do street photos when no one is around yet. YOu are an inspiration! fav
posted May 24th, 2016  
Yep this is a good one.
posted May 24th, 2016  
This is absolutely stunning! I dream of taking pictures this good!
posted May 24th, 2016  
Awesome:)
posted May 24th, 2016  
excellently captured
posted May 24th, 2016  
Stunning shot
posted May 24th, 2016  
Absolutely perfect!!!
posted May 24th, 2016  
Jo
A wonderful reflection and image, I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets strange looks when looking into puddles! fav
posted May 24th, 2016  
Great shot
posted May 24th, 2016  
Amazing shot, well worth laying on the ground!
posted May 24th, 2016  
Super!
posted May 24th, 2016  
Gosh. Such a lovely story and a quite fabulous shot - love the comp and the reflections and the symmetry and the b&w
posted May 24th, 2016  
Good on ya ! i have been in that exact same position today , got some looks lol .
posted May 24th, 2016  
its all aboout capturing what we see, dont know how many times i have thought i wish i had,,,
posted May 24th, 2016  
Fav.
posted May 24th, 2016  
Well worth the strange looks - brilliant shot! Fav
posted May 24th, 2016  
Fab shot. Great symmetry. Can see the dog walkers looking and thinking ' what's going on there !' Fav !
posted May 24th, 2016  
Fave for me. Love that the line of reflection is above the centre line. Very effective indeed
posted May 24th, 2016  
Fantastic image!
posted May 24th, 2016  
mega-fav!
posted May 24th, 2016  
love it!
posted May 24th, 2016  
Boy a great story and a wonderful photo.
posted May 24th, 2016  
Great image!
posted May 24th, 2016  
Excellent A FAV
posted May 25th, 2016  
Brilliant shot and well worth all the effort. The things we do for a photo. fav.
posted May 25th, 2016  
I love the picture - and I LOVE you commentary! - especially the part about the toddler. Can picture the whole thing. Your position was worth every odd look you might have gotten. They just don't understand! Fav
posted May 25th, 2016  
Well worth it!
posted May 25th, 2016  
Brilliant. SO worth laying on your tummy. :)
posted May 25th, 2016  
Fantastic! You may have taught a toddler how to "see" a photo. Love the symmetry and lighting of the scene.
posted May 25th, 2016  
A true artist at work is a marvel to see. It shows in this. I hope after you took this supreme shot you did a bit of puddle stomping.
posted May 25th, 2016  
Fantastic capture :)
posted May 25th, 2016  
LOVE THIS. FAv-And yes thats what we do once we got the bug-lol
posted May 25th, 2016  
Just an amazing, amazing shot Mona... beautiful. I love the toddler story too :)
posted May 25th, 2016  
What could be better! Love the drama
posted May 25th, 2016  
Stellar. Fav.
posted May 25th, 2016  
Damn - that is powerful! Hope you didn't get too wet x
posted May 25th, 2016  
Excellent shot!
posted May 25th, 2016  
Extraordinary! Great narration!
posted May 25th, 2016  
Amazing!
posted May 25th, 2016  
the toddler story is fabulous (as is the picture)
posted May 25th, 2016  
Fantastic!
posted May 25th, 2016  
I like reading your story and I would have been lying right beside you taking the shot too. It is spectacular M. Well done! :)
posted May 26th, 2016  
Lovely!
posted May 26th, 2016  
Great shot. Loved your narrative. Much admiration here for your efforts to capture this.
posted May 26th, 2016  
WOW, this brings a smile to my face Mona, I can just picture the toddler searching the water for a frog or two. Love it!!
Awesome reflections, comp and processing. I hope to see this on the TT thus week!
posted May 26th, 2016  
Incredible shot and an instant fav
posted May 26th, 2016  
Beyond awesome. I love your story too!
posted May 26th, 2016  
Oh I LOVE this...amazing capture & I love the story too :)
posted May 26th, 2016  
Mesmerizing! The silhouettes and reflections. Love your description. One benefit of taking photographs is it gives you an excuse to occasionally behave like a kid ;)
posted May 26th, 2016  
worth it. great shot. fav
posted May 27th, 2016  
Just wow! Fav.
posted May 27th, 2016  
Great shot, not everyone 'sees'reflections, who knows you may have opened the eyes of that child...and mother.
posted May 27th, 2016  
Instant fav, and you have put your finger right on one of the signs of photographic commitment.
posted May 28th, 2016  
This is absolutely amazing, love the story how you got the shot too, the little boy may follow in your footsteps! 😊 Fav
posted May 29th, 2016  
Fav!
posted May 29th, 2016  
Wow.
posted May 29th, 2016  
Absolutely stunning!
posted May 31st, 2016  
Missed this. Stunning.
posted May 31st, 2016  
Absolutely magical. Congrats on #1 for the TT this week.
posted May 31st, 2016  
Wow I'm not surprised this made it to the TT this week, well deserved Mona, your so creativity. I will be keeping an eye out for more reflections as a result of your photos!
posted June 1st, 2016  
Number one on the TT Mona :) Delighted for you!
posted June 1st, 2016  
Congrats on hitting to very very top of the TT, you deserve it my dear friend! :)
posted June 1st, 2016  
Congrats on Number One for the week - fabulous work, a big fav!
posted June 1st, 2016  
Most excellent!!
posted June 1st, 2016  
@Weezilou Hi Louise, you have to be a clairvoyant. I did not expect to get this into the top twenty, but you saw it coming and have proofed right. Thanks, I feel very honored.
posted June 2nd, 2016  
@taffy @radiogirl @pistache @novab @soboy5 Thank you all. This made me really happy and I feel honored to be on tt.
posted June 2nd, 2016  
@mona65 : ) I know an exceptional image and photo when I see it. You deserved this and congratulations!
posted June 3rd, 2016  
Fantastic shot, love the story too, fav
posted June 3rd, 2016  
Congratulations Mona on your incredible photograph earning to top spot in the Top Twenty! Very much deserving! FAV!
posted June 3rd, 2016  
Great black and white. Congratulations on being on the top of the top twenty.
posted June 6th, 2016  
Awesome capture.....fav :)
posted June 14th, 2016  
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