Thursday, January 17, 2008


bowl, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

A Carribean grocery store drew us into the parking lot - we love Jamaican patties.
I was also attracted by the glass vases and bowls in the window of the large Polish sausage/grocery/gift store beside it.

"Go ahead in" I said waving him towards the lit door of the patty store, "I just want to get some shots of this stuff."

"No way! Haven't you noticed that guy staggering around this otherwise abandoned parking lot? I'm not going to leave you hear to be mugged!" my husband was indignant.

For some reason though, it struck me as funny. The guy in question, was clearly not that capable of walking any two steps in one direction, let alone successfully mug anyone.

So I was laughing and that made it hard to get a crisp picture of this amazing confection of a glass bowl. And it was twilight and the window I was shooting through was at parking lot level and quite grimy.

That this picture turned out as clear as it did really surprised me.

Looking at it now makes me think of how lucky I am.
How rich I am in so many ways.

(Yes I did increase the saturation of the colours a little in flickr piknic, not a bad little editor - f5.6/shutter 1/20/telephoto at 300mm/iso 200)


david mcmahon said...

We must be related. That is my approach to photography - and my family are quite accustomed to walking on as I take a few quick shots.

I always have my camera with me - which is a huge help!

Yankee, Transferred said...

You are good. These last 2 shots have been breathtaking.

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