Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tough Bike Girl



As mentioned in my previous blog, I wanted to post some good memory pictures I've had of Japan the last few years, and not focus on the disaster that is presently at hand. Here is another lost treasure picture........

Although I complain sometimes that I don't get to take as many pictures when I'm out and about with my wife, often she comes in handy when I want to take discreet people pictures. If I see a cute child and ask if my wife can pose with the child and I take a picture, people would almost never say no. Now, if I were to take the same picture by myself, no wife, people would be more hesitant, as would I.........


Anyway, I saw this really cool but tough looking girl on her bike in Shinsaibashi district of Osaka and I really wanted to take her picture. But unlike most who are too busy to notice me and my camera (I had my DSLR) she was keenly aware of my presence, so I couldn't take a discreet picture of her. So I popped my wife next to her, and told my wife to pose for me, although I was really trying to get a picture of the tough girl on her awesome bike....

I know, I used my wife, but she was cool with it!! Although it looks like tough girl is frowning because she's aware I stole a picture of her through orchestration, she had that tough scowl on her face way before I took the shot!!

Don't you love her face-stomping yellow boots in contrast to her fancy girly black stockings?!?!? Or her tough leather jacket, and how her huge black purse sort of disappears into it as she holds it under her arm? How about the splash-camo print on her bike frame? I love the guy in between my wife and tough girl with his bike too, wearing his suit, briefcase in basket, and cool brown shoes, and I love that straight posture......

Anyway, thanks to the wife for this cool picture!! Thanks babe!!

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