Short Shorts

Short Shorts

I’ll probably get a lot of flak for this image but here it is anyway. While in Portland last week we tried to get on a harbor cruise to see the lighthouses, one of those touristy things to do. It was sold out but if we waited a few minutes they would know if there were any no-shows. I sat on a low bench to get in some people watching. As my eyes roamed around I noticed these young girls walk up to the ticket window. That’s when I realized just how low the bench was and the perspective it offered me. When I was in my 20’s or 30’s or 40’s or 50’s, short shorts would always catch my attention. Now that I’m in my 60’s I must admit short shorts still catch my attention. However, I respond differently. I now ask why they dress like this while back then that question never entered my mind. I just smiled and stared. Since I had my camera with me, a low perspective :-), and I had a subject of attraction, I took one shot. Short shorts for sure.

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  1. Ray K August 5, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    There by proving you aren’t dead yet 🙂

  2. QPB (Mary Ann) August 5, 2010 at 5:17 am #

    Lol. Oh, Monte….just lol….you’re right–do their father’s know they were that stuff out in public?? Nobody can fault you for being anything but human..

    • Monte Stevens August 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

      Yep, I’m human and sometimes I fit into the dirty old man role. 🙂

  3. Earl August 5, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    You’ll not catch any flak from me over today’s photo, Monte. I believe you got the “exposure” just right on this one. 😉

    • Monte Stevens August 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

      I’m glad Ihave your approval, Earl. I’m also glad you noticed the exposure. 🙂

  4. Paul August 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    What can I say … The decisive moment! 🙂

  5. Alan M. Collopy August 8, 2010 at 7:40 am #


    I don;t see any issues with this photo at all. An everyday photo. HAHA. Very nice. Nothing wrong with some “low angle” shots. Nice.

    • Monte Stevens August 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

      Well, technically it may be a bit overexposed. 🙂

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