Now I can imagine Alicia photographing her subway car and fellow passengers. I can also imagine her jumping in a taxi and getting a shot of a cabbie or a cab interior.
My main mode of transportation from work has been my own two feet lately. (Yes, the parking situation at Trailer High is that serious!) Unless it is really rainy or icy, I'm walking. I free up only one parking space, but it is one parking space and every one counts these days!
Because I'm walking, I've been hunting a pair of rain/snow/mud boots. The girls at school all have these adorable ones: plaid, pink, purple, and polka dotted. Somehow, I can't see myself in those. I won't be wearing them all day: just at lunch time and when I am walking home. They just need to be easy to slip on and great for walking.
I decided to hit up the local farm store. They sell practical, comfortable boots to farmers and ranchers. (See Dad, I did pay attention when you forced me into those stores as a kid.)
I tried on a pair of these! They were absolutely wonderful, and I would have snapped them up. Unfortunately, I looked at the price tag: $89.00. Yeah, that wasn't happening. I am still bootless. I'm trying to psyche myself up to get back out there and do some more hunting. (Shopping for boots isn't all that much fun!)
But, back to my transportation photo. Part of the dilemma came from the fact that the only time I was in my filthy, dirty car this week-- I was the one driving. I tried shots of the interior. They looked like a car advertisement. I tried shots of my side mirrors. The mirrors are fairly mud splashed, so those photos were less than spectacular.
Finally, I gave up and did the unthinkable. I used my little Nikkon Coolpix and took shots while I was driving down the road. If you think texting and driving is dangerous...well, I'm sure they don't recommend this either. (Shhhhh! Don't tell the Mr. or the daughters! No one will trust me with the car keys again. I don't need to be frisked for a camera every time before I get behind the wheel!)
I finally got a photo that would do. You can visit today's other post to see what Alicia and I each chose. It has been fun and challenging to shoot the subject, and just plain challenging to meet the deadline!
My guess is that the Mr. is seriously considering those $89.00 boots about right now. I'm less dangerous on foot. (I need a man's size 6, dear!)
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