Thursday, June 7, 2007

Betty Boop



Taken in front of a great little store in downtown Melbourne, Florida.

The store is full of nick-nacks that the owner picks out herself from all over the world. They're much, much cooler than the kind of things you find in department stores and malls.

Hey, I'm a guy, and even I still love to walk around in this store and always see stuff I'd like to have. Only problem is that engineers are the blue collar workers of the white collar world and my wallet already groans under the weight of my photography addiction. For instance, this table was for sale at $325US, and my mind immediately kicked into gear and said, hey for just $150 more, I could buy that macro lens...

But alas, I bought neither. Such is my life.

Speaking strictly from a man's point of view, I think Betty is still pretty cute for a lady her age.

13 comments:

John Roberts said...

The photographer's constant conundrum: necesities, something for the family, or new gear?

John Roberts said...

One "necessity" I seem to need is a new spell checker! LOL!

Anna said...

New gear wins out....A LOT...because my photography makes me a better mom and wife.....a happier person...

:)

BTW, Betty Boop looks great!

CG said...

I'd love to visit a store like that!

Ben said...

What a grate commentary. I'm totally with you in every single word you wrote here.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

looks like a great place :)

Moi said...

haha....and Betty Boop is cute .....

Annie said...

Betty Boop has a place in all our hearts. Sort of like a brunette Marilyn Monroe, don't you think?

You asked about my photo of the foxglove. I did take that photo with my Pentax K-1000 35 mmm film camera, had the photos put on cd and then uploaded it to my computer. I don't have photoshop but oh how I want it.

Best to you.

David said...

Thank you for your comentary, excuse me, but I don´t speak english.
Thank you for your visit.
Good "LIGHT" brother.

kmm said...

What a great shop. Nice shot of betty boop. I work in an operating suite and a lot of the girls have betty boop scrubs which look really cute. My wish list for camera equipment and travel destinations gets added to almost on a daily basis.
Ps love the MICK photos

Lori said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. This is the first time I've seen yours and your photos are great! Your Betty Boop photo is very cute. And, I love the mick jagger pictures! :)

photowannabe said...

I can spend way too much time in places like this but like you the wallet usually wins.

lv2scpbk said...

One of my best friends is called Betty and I sometimes call her Betty Boop. I bet the stuff is better hand picked than some of the other stores. I have collections and wonder sometimes if I should start to get rid of some. It's alot of dusting from a women's point of view. I've been thinking of buying a better camera and some lenses myself.