This is for Angela - I decided when I went to the grocery store a couple of days ago that I was going to take my camera in with me and try to get some shots of produce. I know the grocery store does not want you take shots inside the store, so I was a bit nervous. You need to know that I am normally not someone who breaks the rules. So, I am casually carrying my camera over my shoulder. I see that there are about three people stocking in the produce area...way more than usual. Nonetheless, I surreptitiously raise my camera to waist height and snap a shot. There is a stocking lady right behind me. I turn back to my cart and this man is glaring at me and standing right behind my cart. I start to go and he moves and blocks me. He gestures at me with his eyes and I think he is indicating my camera and I think he must be from the store. I try to get around him. He says something and I finally realize that I am trying to take HIS cart. The stocking lady turns around and jokingly asks me if I'm coming on to this guy. I turn to find my own cart and say "ApparentLY!" (a la "Coupling", for those of you who know this BBC comedy show) The upshot is I did get a couple of shots but, after this, I gave up trying to take any more. No one from the store said anything at all to me about my camera! So, Angie, this one is for you!
Thanks so much to all of you who made such thoughtful comments about the old gas pump shots. I really appreciate the feedback. It was very helpful. So often, I am not sure whether I like shots or not or whether I pick the right ones. I'm mind-numbingly indecisive about which pictures I should pick for things like the Dgrin Challenges and I think I generally end up picking the wrong ones to enter. So, thanks for the help. You folks are great!
Oh, and I wanted to take a shot of a train today, so went to Monument where I knew the trains came frequently. My hubby and I sat in the hot car for over two hours and not a single train came by. We're going to try again tomorrow or Thursday. I could not believe our luck, or, rather, lack of luck!
Have a nice day!