Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I call this "Self-portrait with dog, in the window of a Japanese restaurant." Ha!
I've actually been casing out this restaurant for a while, trying to get a photo. It's such a quaint little place, with the plants and those cartoon kittens in the window. Usually cars are parked in front, blocking the view. But yesterday, when I walked past with Olga, a woman was sitting there in her SUV, the engine running, looking as if she might be about to drive away.
I circled the block and came back, but the woman was still there. I circled the block again. Olga didn't seem to mind the extra walking.
Finally, having returned a third time to find the woman still there -- but the car behind her gone -- I knocked on her window and asked her to back up so I could take my photo.
She obliged, but her SUV was so big that its nose stuck into the frame anyway. I also got some really terrible reflections in the window, which I rather clumsily removed with photo-editing software.
Bottom line: I need to keep casing the joint.