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This was the most difficult Photo Friday
challenge for me so far -- I was actually not going to submit anything this week just because I couldn't find a decent way to interpret the theme. Then today, I finally found some inspiration thanks to my darlin' wife Carla
. We had to head on down Bloor Street to get some groceries and pick up some DVDs to send to my mother in-law -- and Carla suggested I bring along my camera. After all, Bloor Street West is *the* glamour haven here in Toronto; it's where all of the trendiest and most expensive boutiques are to be found. Prada, Louis Vuitton, Cartier -- surely some glamour could be found among such glorious bastions of materialistic luxury! So I brought along my Coolpix
and went on the hunt.
As we passed by home-grown upscale department store Holt Renfrew
, I started checking out the window displays and found my target -- the mannequin; the golem of glamour. Inanimate chunks of plastic given life through clothing. While the rest of us grow old and fat (or more accurately, fatter), the mannequin remains eternally alluring.
Unless of course, you're Kristy Swanson
Spot-metered off the mannequin's face, auxiliary .45 wide angle lens attached.
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