Given that about two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by sea, it’s difficult to think of anything more mundane than water. But it becomes a little more interesting if a tiny proportion of it – like this detail of a water park near Sydney – is suitably framed (in this case by the brick border of the walkway).
The’Mundane Mondays’ Challenge asks us either to find a kind of beauty in, or find a beautiful frame for, the commonplace. This one might be a bit off-piste, as it were, but for a challenge where framing is important I couldn’t resist this sign, outside a picture-framer’s workshop (‘encadrerie’) in the village of Gargilesse, in central France.
I’m participating for the first time in the ‘Mundane Monday’ challenge hosted by PhoTrablogger. There are two aspects to the challenge: to find beauty in mundane objects and/or to place the mundane in a beautiful or interesting frame.
This image takes the second option. It was captured while on a late afternoon boat trip on Sydney Harbour a few years ago. The canoe at the centre of the photograph is a fairly mundane object in itself (although it was nice of it to be orange against the blue water). However, the rigging in which it is framed provides the real interest and – literally – focus.