Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge | Whimsically free-spirited

Morrisman with beads

I met this bead-and-whistle-sporting Morris Man briefly a few months ago at the Saddleworth Rushcart. Let’s hope there will always be room for self-expression in this world of ours. 

It’s becoming an tradition for us to drive just over the border to enjoy the annual Saddleworth Morris Ring. For more flavour, take a look at last year’s post which includes some useful links.

I only took one picture of this morris dancer: a very nice guy. I’ll always appreciate his kindness in spending a little time explaining some of the finer aspects of the event to an interested stranger between the dances.

He was happy for me to capture a shot of his strikingly individual regalia with whistle and dolly mixture beads: a must-take picture, for me at least.

If you love photography challenges and don’t already follow Cee and her partner Chris, please take a look at their site. It’s a real treat. Cee hosts an array of popular photo challenges including the Odd Ball Challenge which has prompted me to share this picture. She helpfully defines Odd Ball as:

– a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming

– whimsically free-spirited, eccentric, atypical

Though neither bizarre nor eccentric, I will say this gentleman is whimsically free-spirited, so I’m confident my shot meets the brief.

I’m raising a glass (actually it’s a cup of coffee) to Cee for hosting!

10 Replies to “Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge | Whimsically free-spirited”

  1. Morris dancing in itself strikes me as eccentric, that paired with a liquorice all sort type of necklace easily qualifies as an Odd Ball in my books!

    1. That’s a great thought. I’m glad I’ve never been asked to explain what I can see in the Rorschach ink patterns as the true answer would be ‘not that much’, despite often seeing patterns in everyday things.

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