Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Why is She Carrying a Camera?"

I was on a mission today to find some decorations for the mantel. I had seen the ones I wanted a week ago in a shop that is so full of do-dads, diddlely bops, and thinga-ma-jiggies you can barely walk the isles. Have you been to such a place? I don't understand how they get past the fire marshall? I should have bought them last week...hindsite and all.

Anyway...this shop is decorated to the hilt with every kind of seasonal decoration you could possibly imagine: trees, snowmen, elves, stars, snowflakes, ornaments of all shapes, sizes, colors, textures. They even sell Vera Bradley purses!

Okay get to the point...I had my camera with me because I usually do and it is a great place to take unusual photos of who knows what. I am walking through the narrow aisles ready to knock the crowd down in front of me ( oh did I say that out loud?), when I hear a lady say to her husband, "why does she have a camera? What is she taking pictures of? Why would you bring a camera to a store?" Couldn't help myself...if she was going to say it so loud...I was going to respond.

I walked up to her and I said, " I have a camera because I like to take pictures and you never know when you will see the perfect picture." She was clearly embarrassed so I continued to explain, " You see that ornament on that tree? I reminds me of a childhood event and now I have a sparked a memory and I will write about it."

Her husband made small talk and she joined in. It turned out to be a decent conversation and I hope I taught her something. At the very least...if you are going to be so rude to talk about someone, you should monitor the decibels at which the sound leaves your oral cavity. Or you may end up with someone as ballsy as me responding to what you say. Use your inside voices people, inside voices!

And since this is such a cool shadow photo, I am going to use it for a new photo meme too! It is called Shadow Shot Sunday. Check it out.


Anonymous said...

WOW! That is incredible!


Dianne said...

I get looks when I start taking photos in the store :)

that shadow is fantastic

High Desert Diva said...

Great shadow. Welcome to SSS

Sweet Repose said...

And what a befitting photo to her shot!

Hey Harriet said...

That's a great shadow shot and I enjoyed your story! I take my camera everywhere also, and often receive weird looks from people. I've not heard anybody 'say' anything about it, but they may have spoken quietly so I didn't hear ;)

Thanks heaps for joining in Shadow Shot Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic photo! Love it.

P.S. I've got an award for you over at my place, come along and pick it up :-)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A gorgeous shot!

Janine said...

What a lovely shadow!

I'm also joined at the hip to my camera. Let them laugh. I'm proud to be quirky :)

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